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Senator Bernie Sanders Proposes a 32-Hour Workweek With No Loss in Pay

•, By Mish

In legislation absolutely certain of going nowhere, Bernie Sanders Introduces Legislation to Enact a 32-Hour Workweek with No Loss in Pay

"It is time to reduce the stress level in our country and allow Americans to enjoy a better quality of life. It is time for a 32-hour workweek with no loss in pay."

Gaining Momentum

CNBC compounds the silliness with a claim "The four-day workweek is gaining momentum in Congress."

The four-day workweek is gaining momentum in Congress: Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., introduced legislation Wednesday that would reduce the standard workweek to 32 hours without a pay cut.

The act would shorten the standard workweek over four years by mandating that overtime pay kicks in after 32 hours worked in a week, down from the current 40. Those who work more than 8 hours in a day would get overtime pay at time-and-a-half, and those who work more than 12 hours in a day would be entitled to double their regular pay.

The bill is gaining as much Congressional momentum as would a bill in support of spreading toenail fungus.

Small businesses are already struggling with labor costs.

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