The LA Times is running an opinion piece suggesting that Governor Walker is about to do away with the weekend!
And essentially he is:
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a leading aspirant for the Republican nomination for president, made his state the 25th “right-to-work” state in the nation on March 9 when he signed a measure passed by the Republican-controlled legislature.
He may soon get another crack at a worker-unfriendly law: Legislators have introduced a bill to abolish employees’ legal right to at least one day off per week.
One day off per week. I don’t imagine that there is a single reader of this blog who would find fault with requiring a minimum of one day off per week…and I imagine most of you would be appalled if you were expected to give up your weekends on a regular basis without some sort of comp time.
But really, this is exactly the opposite tack to creating jobs. If you want to create jobs you don’t
encourage force employees to work more hours. Instead you take advantage of increased productivity and reduce hours and employ additional people to cover the needed hours. That increase employment…puts more money into the economy…and contributes to continued increases in productivity!
Some of our readers may remember a socialist slogan from the past: 30 for 40! Thirty hours work for forty hours pay…and increase employment to cover the remaining hours.