Some Democrats Want Us To Work, Earn Less, 32-Hour Work Week

  • According to, California Democratic Rep. Mark Takano has filed a bill that would cut the traditional 40-hour work week to just 32 hours. The bill primarily affects hourly workers.
  • “This bill would necessitate that employers either compensate workers for those additional hours [meaning pay overtime after 32 hours] or hire more workers to fill in the gaps,” Takano’s office said in a statement.
  • “This will allow for more work sharing and labor market participation while creating a healthier competition in the workplace that empowers workers to negotiate for better wages and working conditions.”
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