VICE Magazine: Who stole the four hour workday

 VICE Magazine: Who stole the four hour workday

In the 1930s, unions were already looking ahead to the reduction in time spent working per week. Less hours means: Less Alzheimer’s, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, families with children who raise themselves and more jobs to go around.

European countries such as economic power Germany works 300 hours less per year than American counterparts. National productivity in our country is already three times, per worker, than it was in the 1960s. With automation and computers going the ‘heavy lifting ‘ for most of us already, it’s it really that outlandish? The 12 hour work week once was standard, then 10, and 8 as the depression hit… We’re losing ground.

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