July 26, 2023

Rep. Takano Statement on New Four-Day Workweek Findings

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released the following statement on a new report from 4 Day Week Global. The report, released after the extended monitoring of US and Canadian businesses participating in a shortened workweek pilot program, confirmed previous findings that the four-day workweek reduces burnout and improves employee satisfaction while maintaining or improving revenue.

“4 Day Week Global’s latest study make the urgent need for my Thirty-Two Hour Workweek Act overwhelmingly clear,” said Rep. Mark Takano. “The four-day workweek can be implemented with positive impacts on workers and businesses, and this extensive study bolsters the employee feedback from shorter trial studies. The four-day workweek is here to stay.”

Lead researcher, Professor Juliet Schor of Boston College said, “It’s important to note this continued reduction in hours was not achieved via increased work intensity where people had to speed up and cram five days of tasks into four. Instead, they operated more efficiently and continued to improve these capabilities as the year progressed.”

The report from 4 Day Week Global showed positive results in key findings across the board:

  • 100% of companies participating in the pilot plan on continuing the four-day workweek;
  • 95% of employees want to continue a four-day workweek;
  • Over half of all employees in the pilot reported reduced anxiety and burnout;
  • 42% of employees reported limiting their carbon footprint due to commuting less.

4 Day Week Global was an endorser of Rep. Takano’s Thirty-Two Hour Workweek Act when he reintroduced the bill in March