Business: On the Way to a Four-Day Week

IN this century, American workers have collected two-thirds of the gains from increased productivity in higher pay and one-third in more leisure time. It has seemed almost heretical to consider that both output and leisure could be increased together with no loss in pay and profits. Yet that is the promise of the beginning trend toward the four-day week. The most widely used four-day plan does not involve the four-day, 32-hr, week that remains a goal of organized labor; instead, in its simplest form, it calls for dividing the normal 40-hr, week into four...

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