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Mark Takano announces 4-day week legislation for the United States

A few days ago I noted that there were a growing number of politicians around the world— in Canada, Chile, Japan, Korea, Scotland, and elsewhere— talking about the benefits

By |2021-07-28T08:31:32-07:00July 28th, 2021|4-day workweek, Politics and Policy|Comments Off on Mark Takano announces 4-day week legislation for the United States

Government experimentation with shorter hours

Iceland is getting a ton of coverage for its implementation of a shorter workweek for public sector workers, but it's worth noting that a lot of other countries

By |2021-07-26T11:35:27-07:00July 7th, 2021|4-day workweek, Politics and Policy|Comments Off on Government experimentation with shorter hours

“Japan has a latent ability to create flexible work environments and workstyles:” The Liberal Democratic Party discusses a 4-day week

Yesterday I noticed in an article on the Deutsche Welle Web site on the 4-day week, that "Kuniko Inoguchi, a member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party," put

By |2021-07-26T10:37:28-07:00February 8th, 2021|4-day workweek, Politics and Policy|1 Comment

Joe Ryle on “Why Conservatives should support a four-day week”

Last year during the UK general election, the Labour Party embraced the idea of moving the country to a 4-day week, and Tories did a fabulous job of

By |2021-07-26T10:37:29-07:00June 24th, 2020|4-day workweek, Politics and Policy, SHORTER, UK|1 Comment

Facebook Live conversation about the 4-day week and future of work

Today I joined Adam Olsen and Sonia Furstenau, two British Columbia MLAs (members of the provincial legislative assembly-- I think I've got that right!) in a conversation about

By |2020-11-19T22:19:50-08:00June 18th, 2020|4-day workweek, Media, Politics and Policy|2 Comments

Jefferson County, Colorado trials a 4-day week

Jefferson County, Colorado, moved some of its government operations to a 4-day workweek on June 1. In most cases, this means moving staff to four 10-hour days, not

By |2020-11-19T22:55:28-08:00June 15th, 2020|4-day workweek, Companies, Politics and Policy, SHORTER|Comments Off on Jefferson County, Colorado trials a 4-day week

The 4-day week and the shape of post-pandemic work in Asia

Recently in a number of countries, politicians have raised the idea of post-pandemic economies adopting a 4-day workweek as a way of boosting tourism and leisure spending, making

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