Left of Lansing Short: UAW’s 4-day work week request makes sense

The Left of Lansing Short on this Friday September 15, 2023 deals with the UAW’s request for a 32-hour work week for its members.

It’s not that crazy of an idea, and the data shows that workers are happier and more productive when they work four days a week.

If that’s the case, then why aren’t we doing it!

The UAW officially started its “Stand Up Strike” against the Big Three automakers late Thursday night. In addition to the four-day work week, the UAW is asking for a 40% increase in wages, paid time-off, better pensions, and more.

Auto corporations are demanding their workers earn less while working longer hours as their CEO’s earned 40% raises over the last decade.





Why a 4-day workweek is on the table for autoworkers.” By Andrea Hsu of Michigan Radio

32-hour work week would be the end of Detroit.” By James David Dickson of Michigan Capitol Confidential

Strike! United Auto Workers declares historic strike against Detroit Three automakers.” By Anna Liz Nichols of Michigan Advance

Electric Vehicle Factories Are Overwhelmingly Nonunion. The UAW Strike Could Change That.” By Dianne Feeley of Jacobin

The UAW Strike Matters for the Entire US Working Class.” By Alex N. Press of Jacobin

Photo: “File:GM Fairfax Assembly Plant.jpg” by General Motors is licensed under CC BY 3.0.

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