Bernie Sanders Wants a 4-Day Workweek. It Won’t Happen

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A mandatory 32-hour workweek is not coming to a business near you, however much Senator Bernie Sanders wants it to happen.

The 40-hour workweek became standard in 1940. For employees who are non-exempt, that means that if they work more than 40 hours in a week, they get paid time and a half for every hour over 40.

Sanders says he wants to pass this 4-day workweek bill to force companies to share profits with their employees and bring Americans into line with other wealthy nations. The New York Times quoted Sanders as saying, “The sad reality is that Americans now work more hours than the people of any other

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