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Republicans want people to work longer hours

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posted on Jul, 9 2015 @ 06:23 PM
Wisconsin Is Trying to Take Away the Right to a Weekend

In Wisconsin, Republicans led by Scott Walker has done an amazing job of destroying public unions and handing all power over the workplace back to business interests. Now, with little fanfare, they want to take away the right for workers to have a single day off.

Wisconsin state legislators are preparing to vote on a budget, and a controversial package of modifications has already passed the finance committee and will soon be up for a vote by the legislature. This new package of provisions has already drawn criticism for its inclusion of measures that would decimate the state’s open records laws, protect state politicians from media scrutiny, and gut the Wisconsin definition of “living wage.” But one additional measure is worth gaping at, perhaps above all others: section 56, which would take away workers’ right to a weekend—even a one day weekend.

56. One Day of Rest in Seven. Include the provisions of 2015 AB 118 to permit an employee to state in writing that he or she voluntarily chooses to work without one day of rest in seven.

The new law in Wisconsin would give employers the right to have their employees sign "optional" paperwork that would "allow" them to work 7 days a week without a single day off, forever if need be.


Jeb Bush: People Need to Work Longer Hours

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Wednesday that in order to grow the economy “people should work longer hours” -- a comment that the Bush campaign argues was a reference to underemployed part-time workers but which Democrats are already using to attack him.

Do people need to work longer hours? A lot of people are already working multiple part-time jobs in order to make ends meet with the low minimum wages. Is he talking about longer hours than 40 hours a week? Do Republicans want to have a slave labor force to work long hours at a low minimum wage to support their capitalist corporations? Maybe Jeb Bush is on-target while Wisconsin is going a step too far? What do you think?

ABC News
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posted on Jul, 9 2015 @ 06:28 PM
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Thank you. Closing duplicate.

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