Sunday, January 5, 2014

The American Dream: The 7 Day Work Week

Glenn Grothman, Wisconsin GOP Senator, Fights For A Seven-Day Workweek
Wisconsin state Sen. Glenn Grothman (R) is attempting to roll back one of the state's progressive labor laws, arguing that workers should be allowed to work without a day off if they so choose. 
"Right now in Wisconsin, you're not supposed to work seven days in a row, which is a little ridiculous because all sorts of people want to work seven days a week," he told The Huffington Post in an interview.
Is it that people actually want to work 7 days a week? Or, is it, because so many of America's jobs are low-wage jobs, people now have to work 7 days a week to afford a manageable debt-level coinciding with Keeping Up With The Joneses. Maybe people are now forced to work 7 days a week just to try to maintain some semblance of an evermore elusive American Dream.

For Further Reading:

Majority of New Jobs Pay Low Wages, Study Finds
The Economy is "Recovering" By Creating More Low-Wage Jobs... Increasingly Filled By Graduates

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