Senator Bernie Sanders Reveals New Plan to Impose 32 Hour Work Week On Americans

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On Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) put forth a bill aiming to reduce the standard 40-hour work week by 8 hours, a far-left socialist concept that has been floated for many years.

A summary provided by Sanders states that the proposed legislation, known as the “Thirty-Two Hour Workweek Act,” aims to modify the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.

“Moving to a 32-hour workweek with no loss of pay is not a radical idea. Today, American workers are over 400 percent more productive than they were in the 1940s. And yet, millions of Americans are working longer hours for lower wages than they were decades ago. That has got to change.” Sanders said in a recent statement.

The main objective is to reduce the maximum number of hours that non-exempt employees can work before qualifying for overtime pay.

The bill proposes implementing overtime pay policies that would provide workers with fair compensation for workdays exceeding eight and 12 hours, respectively.

It would also ensure the preservation of workers’ pay and benefits, preventing any reduction in compensation.

He held a hearing on the bill Thursday as chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP).

The legislation has garnered the backing of numerous labor unions and a corresponding bill in the House, put forth by Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA).

Many conservatives weren’t happy with Sanders’ scheme:

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