Talk in the news about “Work Sharing” piece from Upjohn Research 1981.

The following text is an excerpt from the Upjohn paper:-

While efforts to gain more free time have been a concern of labor movements dating back to the 18th century, the notion of reducing work time in order to share employment made its most obvious appearance in 1887 when Samuel Gompers, the President of the American Federation of Labor, declared that,

‘ ‘As long as we have one person seeking work who cannot find it, the hours of work are too long.”

http://research.upjohn.org/up_bookchapters/148/

Canada Action Plan (something new?)

http://actionplan.gc.ca/en/initiative/extending-work-sharing-program

Work-sharing bill would diminish union power

http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/02/20/wisconsin-again-work-sharing-bill-would-diminish-union-power/