Rep. Takano's Thirty-Two Hour Workweek Act would reduce the standard work week from 40 hours to 32 hours per week. Employers would be required to pay overtime compensation to nonexempt employees who exceed 32 hours in a standard work week. This would necessitate that employers either compensate workers for those additional hours or hire more workers to fill in the gaps. This will allow for more work sharing and labor market participation, while creating a healthier competition in the workplace that empowers workers to negotiate for better wages and working conditions.
Below is a list of of legislation that the Congressional Progressive Caucus has officially endorsed.