Should there be a federal law to reduce the workweek from 40 hours to 32?

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"It would be very significant for us to reconsider what a normal workweek would be...it should be 32 hours of straight-time."- Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA)

Shobha Surya, associate manager for projects and sales operations of Ajinomoto, a global food and pharmaceutical company, works in a shared office space in Itasca, Ill., Monday, June 7, 2021. Surya said she feels energized by the light pouring in from skylights at the new headquarters, adding that she missed her colleagues and is thrilled to be back in-person. (AP Photo/Shafkat Anowar)

Rep.  Mark Takano (D-CA) joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why he introduced legislation that would reduce the standard workweek under federal law to 32 hours instead of the current 40-hour workweek.

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