The Maine AFL-CIO is discussing legislation that would, as in some European coun
The Maine AFL-CIO is discussing legislation that would, as in some European countries, mandate a 35-hour work week, rather than the federal 40-hour standard. The plan would be introduced incrementally, with a small hourly pay boost in order to keep the pay the same. The union says the plan would address the state's serious problem of underemployment. Labor unions are the logical champions of a change sure to be resisted by business. Maine unions are strong, with membership remaining steady, at the same time that is decreasing drastically elsewhere in the country. No other state has a 35-hour work week, although some domestic companies have adopted a shorter week.
Hours of labor, Labor unions
Davis, Jay, "The Maine AFL-CIO is discussing legislation that would, as in some European coun" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3230.