Some leftists have long proposed shortening the work week to four days as a way to boost employment and ease stress on workers. When progressives talk about it, they usually call for fewer work hours with no loss of pay.
Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed work week reforms, however (part of a revised budget plan the governor unveiled Monday for the fiscal year beginning July 1) would have state employees work and get paid for just 38 hours per week.
State workers would come into work for 9.5 hours, four days per week—which Brown says would save the state more than $800 million.
The Sacramento Bee's state worker blogger, Jon Ortiz, is doing a bang-up job of covering the details of this proposal. You can join a live chat he's hosting on the issue at noon Thursday by clicking here.
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