Four-Day Workweek Becoming A Reality?

3 Pri 2021
37 610 Shikime

The largest labor union in Germany has helped push the country closer to a four-day workweek in their latest deal. John Iadarola, Dr. Rashad Richey, and Adrienne Lawrence discuss on The Young Turks. Watch LIVE weekdays 6-8 pm ET. alworld.infolive
Read more HERE: www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-wages-idUSKBN2BM1PY
"Germany’s largest trade union, IG Metall, agreed a 2.3% wage increase, to be paid either in full or as part of a switch to a four-day week, in a key industrial region, setting the benchmark for 3.9 million metal and engineering workers nationwide."
Hosts: John Iadarola, Dr. Rashad Richey, Adrienne Lawrence
Cast: John Iadarola, Dr. Rashad Richey, Adrienne Lawrence
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  • I worked 22 years 6-7 days a week,12-18 hour days. I now work 4/10’s this is so relaxing. I work harder, when it gets old the week is finished. I wish I would’ve done this 22 years ago. My pay would’ve been more in the end at this job,than I made at the last job. Starting over at 40 what a shame!

    Nick VNick V58 minuta më parë
  • 2:30 To quote a British ALworldr I watched: "Capitalism only works so long as someone is getting screwed over."

    CountryMusicMannCountryMusicMannOrë më parë
  • And this 4 day work week is implemented by the country that used to be Nazi! Germany's packed more societal progress into the last eighty years then the US has made in 250. If you only count since the fall of the Berlin Wall, it's even less time!

    CountryMusicMannCountryMusicMannOrë më parë
  • I worked a 4 day/3 day schedule for one company. It was 12 hour shifts, but I liked it. The company ran continuously and we got off the time. We used to take short vacations and had time for personal time with the family.

    Christian EasterChristian Easter4 ditë më parë
  • If TYT loves black people so much, why don't they ever talk about how great an African country is?

    Whare Da'White Womenz AtWhare Da'White Womenz At4 ditë më parë
  • This would never happen in America unfortunately

    Alfreda LoveAlfreda Love4 ditë më parë
  • I think TYT is secretly a white supremacist organization. They only idolize white, European countries.

    Whare Da'White Womenz AtWhare Da'White Womenz At5 ditë më parë
  • I am sure that John has a huge influence on Cenk Uygur and the work week at TYT will 4 days and the minimum salary will be 20$/hour. And all this with the help of the TYT union :).

    Miahi PopMiahi Pop5 ditë më parë
  • What's with the left's obsession with white, European countries? Why can't they find an appropriate economic model for their brown horde?

    Ja'Quarius WashintonJa'Quarius Washinton5 ditë më parë
    • @Dudelsackpfeifer Right, but if you want to be "anti-racist" or "dismantle white supremacy" you guys should be idolizing black or brown countries. You can't have infinity brown people AND the comforts of a white nation. I dont know why people find it so hard to believe that a country full of mexicans and africans will *shockingly* look more like one of those countries.

      Ja'Quarius WashintonJa'Quarius WashintonDitë më parë
    • @Ja'Quarius Washinton Just to be clear, I'm not German. But I'd feel far safer in Germany than in the states. Anyway, I didn't defend or criticise Germany's immigration or refugee policies, I was merely pointing them out because you called Germany a white country when often you hear people adding a -stan suffix to the European countries that you're saying the left is obsessed with, an assertion that I'm not necessarily disagreeing with, because I think the states and Canada can learn a lot from them, even though that does not necessarily mean we can't do things our own way.

      DudelsackpfeiferDudelsackpfeifer4 ditë më parë
    • @Dudelsackpfeifer Yes, but if diversity is such a noble and worthy cause, you guys should want to sacrifice the trappings of a safe and affluent white country for it. "Diversity for thee but not for me" There isn't magic dirt in European countries, a nation is a reflection of the people that inhabit it.

      Ja'Quarius WashintonJa'Quarius Washinton4 ditë më parë
    • Well, colonialism's effects don't stop when colonialism does, so unfortunately the countries that were colonised generally don't do as well, and in many but not all cases it was african and asian countries that were colonised. I feel like you think you've come up with some gotcha question to embarrass liberals but really if you look at the history you'll arrive at something else entirely. Also it's interesting how social conservatives usually disparage Germany's immigration and refugee policies, and now suddenly everyone in the comments is saying how Germany is so white.

      DudelsackpfeiferDudelsackpfeifer4 ditë më parë
  • Too bad there's so many white males in Germany, TYT would be too scared to go there.

    Whare Da'White Womenz AtWhare Da'White Womenz At5 ditë më parë
    • @Erwin Meisel they say that white males are dangerous

      Whare Da'White Womenz AtWhare Da'White Womenz At5 ditë më parë
    • What are you talking about? What would the danger be?

      Erwin MeiselErwin Meisel5 ditë më parë
  • Some companies in Germany already have a four day work week. But this also means you regularly work on weekends and you usually can not have a day off. This contract however is not mandatory for the company, it just allows it in general and it also affects mainly facilities and services that run 24/7.

    Adam AbeleAdam Abele5 ditë më parë
  • Slavery was capitalism dumbass.

    Marshall BrooksMarshall Brooks5 ditë më parë
  • Slavery existed way before Capitalism was invented. Hard to blame it for that if you know any history. Slavery is in the Bible guys. Capitalism is actually a very new idea.

    Monkey TronMonkey Tron5 ditë më parë
  • Man that sounds so nice. When I worked retail, I didn't have two days off in a row more than a couple times a year.

    CaitieCaitie5 ditë më parë
    • It also means that you work on weekends almost as often as on other days. It has some downsides. And you usually can´t get a working day off, come in later or leave earlier unless it is absolutely unavoidable. It is expected that you can make any doctor´s appointments, court dates, or whatever on one of your days off. Other than that you need to switch with a college and give notice weeks ahead. It also means your three days off can be on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

      Adam AbeleAdam Abele5 ditë më parë
  • Problem with this is it doesn't work across industry. The small businessman running a barber shop or floral shop can't open just four days a week. It creates inequality I the workforce. To be honest the pendulum has swung so far in favor of trade workers that they are now over valued. Go back 20 years and they were neglected in pay, safety, job security etc. But today (due to trade union and fighting for equality) they now have insane amount of worker privileges a lot of other industry could never maintain. Are we now going to have 4 days of school so teachers are going to have the 5th day off too? What about emergency services? Etc. Maybe I'm wrong just my opinion.

    R. B.R. B.5 ditë më parë
    • There is a difference between the service provider and those providing them. You don't have to take the same classes daily. Block schedules also work. You can have multiple teachers for the classes. Same with emergency services. You can have multiple providers.

      ChibiHoshiDragonChibiHoshiDragon4 ditë më parë
  • My employer started offering a 4-day workweek a few years ago, achieved by creating 10-hour workdays. No thanks. I can bearly tolerate 8 hours.

    Jo StallworthJo Stallworth5 ditë më parë
  • Whenever you ask people what they're worth, sadly they almost always quote their salary.

    Jo StallworthJo Stallworth5 ditë më parë
  • Germany is moving more production to China 🤣

    ميططرون SuperStraightميططرون SuperStraight6 ditë më parë
  • Its a 4 day 12 hour day week...so its not less hours...it will never come to the USA because most Americans are not lazy...like liberals who expect to have everything free...paid for by the next generation... 🙄

    Sun DialSun Dial6 ditë më parë
    • Yet conservatives don't want to move away from fossil fuels because compared to investing in green energy, oil and coal are free, and climate change will be paid for the next generation. Yeah, real consistent logic.

      CountryMusicMannCountryMusicMannOrë më parë
  • because people in developing countries work 6/7 a week!

    W YaW Ya6 ditë më parë
  • well, those jobs will be replaced by machine anyway

    W YaW Ya6 ditë më parë
  • And yet their productivity is STILL HIGHER THAN THE UK!!!!

    Kneel Before Zod!!Kneel Before Zod!!6 ditë më parë
  • Sure, it is true that in a lot of workplaces, many people choose to slack off on a Friday. But it is also true that in every workplace, there are always few people who are willing to give it 100% each day, even Friday. And those are the people who get promotion and raises. If some people want to slack off on a Friday, that is their choice. But I do not think it is right to ask other people to slack off with them. Also, if you choose to slack off, do not complain when you never get that promotion; or be the first to let go when economy is bad. Finally, in a 5-day work week, people slack off on a Friday. But even if you reduce it to a 4-day work week, wouldn't people start to slack off on Wednesday, since Thursday is now the new Friday? Would we then just implement a 3-day work week?

    Wei LiuWei Liu6 ditë më parë
  • Four day workweek will increase the daily work hours. Companies will not accept less than 40 hours of work per week.

    Arghya ChatterjeeArghya Chatterjee6 ditë më parë
    • You do realize that much of the EU has long had less than 40 hour workweeks as the norm, right?

      stormthrush37stormthrush376 ditë më parë
    • They wont have a choice if people decide that enough is enough and join a union.

      Kneel Before Zod!!Kneel Before Zod!!6 ditë më parë
  • It right and wise thing to do!

    Fernando CurielFernando Curiel6 ditë më parë
  • Yes, even workers themselves sometimes glaze over when a shorter work week comes up.

    Reggie RendertReggie Rendert6 ditë më parë
  • Many other nations have done or still do this. Meanwhile, in America it takes 2 parents to work 5 days a week or more just to have enough money to start a go fund me soon as medical bills accumulate. We're a third world nation with iphones.

    midnightprince30midnightprince306 ditë më parë
  • I love how these idiots have no idea what capitalism is

    JustCallMeRockJustCallMeRock6 ditë më parë
    • You mean like right-wingers start trying to mansplain what socialism is without knowing jack shit what it stands for. I feel you bro!

      Kneel Before Zod!!Kneel Before Zod!!6 ditë më parë
  • THIS IS GREAT! GREAT NEWS!

    DomzdreamDomzdream6 ditë më parë
  • Gee it’s almost like an extra day off to spend your money on living life might stimulate the economy or something.

    Andres BorgesAndres Borges6 ditë më parë
  • Wouldn't TYT be afraid of all the "white males" in Germany though?

    Whare Da'White Womenz AtWhare Da'White Womenz At6 ditë më parë
  • Yes, we are the best or something like that. I love to live in Germany. We got good unions that are powerful and work smart, that's why we have far less problems than the US and we also have social programmes (social security, free health care, etc.) so that people don't have to be poor (Yes, some fall out of the system but still Germany try to help everyone)

    until the end comesuntil the end comes6 ditë më parë
  • My workplace is unionized. It's either 6 day weeks on rotating shifts or extended layoffs. Many of the senior people use all of their yearly vacation tine padding out two days off in a row every few weeks. Most of the benefits people say were won by unions remain to many occupations but were lost to the union workers thirty years ago

    MatthewMatthew6 ditë më parë
  • This needs to be fundamental everywhere...burnout is so prevalent in our current society!! We need a break, we are exhausted individuals never giving our all and barely surviving on full time...wtf America. Get your shit together 🥺

    Emily MelvinEmily Melvin6 ditë më parë
    • Pardon me for asking but what back breaking work sector are you part of ?

      Noble SavageNoble Savage6 ditë më parë
  • I want a 4 day work week!!

    Big WillBig Will6 ditë më parë
  • A four day workweek makes sense. 10 hours a day, 4 days a week. That way, it eliminates 20% of the transportation costs to the environment.

    1958PonyBoy1958PonyBoy6 ditë më parë
  • were like diet Germany none of the good social help programs double the Nazis

    NightmareAngelXIIINightmareAngelXIII6 ditë më parë
  • It’s going to take mutual aid, community, and grass roots organizing to correct this. Don’t be fooled into thinking that you can just vote America’s savior into office. True change will take hard work. Freedom is not free. No war but class war. Solidarity. Twitter- @SawCTrtskyPosse

    Christmas Pool & SpaChristmas Pool & Spa6 ditë më parë
  • Americans culture is now replaced with sissies European culture.

    Popmusichater 3Popmusichater 36 ditë më parë
    • @Popmusichater 3 Funny you think I am from Sweden. Do you know anything about Sweden at all? Or Norway, or Finland, or Poland, or Czechia, or Slovenia, or Hungary, or Austria, or Switzerland, or Italy, or Spain, or Portugal, or France, or Belgium, or Germany, or the Netherlands, and don't forget tiny Luxemburg, or St. Marino, or Monaco, or Liechtenstein (squeezed in between Switzerland and Austria). But again, Sweden has more real culture to offer than the United States as a whole.

      Susanne HärtlSusanne Härtl6 ditë më parë
    • @Susanne Härtl Yeah, not every country wants to be Sweden (god, what a horrible place to be and ugly name for a country).

      Popmusichater 3Popmusichater 36 ditë më parë
    • @Popmusichater 3 Really, that one you desperatly try to emulate with your false buildings in Disney World, or Las Vegas or wherever is a free space in the desert you can plunge some concrete and papier mâché with a little coat of paint? Or let's talk about cuisine, with all the food chains offering cheap crap (is anybody able to cook at all?) I mean really cooking a decent meal with fresh ingredients (if at all available)? Or what about the barely alive parcs and gardens? Trimmed down to look orderly, and to make it convenient, but not very habitable for wild live. Heck, my balcony alone has ore to offer for insects and birds. And you call that culture?

      Susanne HärtlSusanne Härtl6 ditë më parë
    • @Susanne Härtl every country has culture.

      Popmusichater 3Popmusichater 36 ditë më parë
    • America has culture? Asking from Europe.

      Susanne HärtlSusanne Härtl6 ditë më parë
  • America will never do that

    shyvixx1shyvixx16 ditë më parë
  • Let's just cut to the chase and not work at all but still get paid like you did. "Workers" of the world unite.

    TimEagle77TimEagle776 ditë më parë
    • Why not politicians still get their money after leaving office, too.

      Sven KampenSven Kampen6 ditë më parë
    • Proud "worker" here!

      Ramon WRamon W6 ditë më parë
  • Start the conversation with the question, "What do you plan to do when you retire?" or "What would you do if you had all your bills paid?" Remind people that they work to meet a financial need and encourage people to "test drive" their retirement plan regularly. It took me a while to stop being a workaholic. Now I'm retired and adjusting...still. I have bursts of efforts to do tasks or focus on key things, but I'm a work in progress with different priorities.

    Zina JZina J6 ditë më parë
  • You know what I don't get is we are the richest country in the world but everything we have is old out of date and we still keep making it worst America it's really time for change now again if you don't want to be here please go were that place is America is tried of the blocking bs.

    Rene RiggsRene Riggs6 ditë më parë
    • I'll wait...

      Patrick BarrettPatrick Barrett6 ditë më parë
    • @Rene Riggs _and a proud black American lady_ Could I say I'm a "proud white American man"? Or would that be "raysis"?

      Patrick BarrettPatrick Barrett6 ditë më parë
    • @Patrick Barrett I am a child of God first and a proud black American lady miss me with label calling know who you are ok and I don't play the bs game call the orange man ok.

      Rene RiggsRene Riggs6 ditë më parë
    • @Rene Riggs Hate? Is that what liberals say when someone disagrees? I thought it was "your raysis!" -

      Patrick BarrettPatrick Barrett6 ditë më parë
    • See that's why you're party is falling apart watch your hate ok

      Rene RiggsRene Riggs6 ditë më parë
  • I dont think 96 hour workweeks are a good idea

    FreezePeach AbsoFRUITistFreezePeach AbsoFRUITist6 ditë më parë
  • Wow! The dude has some of the best anti capitalist rhetoric I have seen on tyt.

    Mr. MxyzptlykMr. Mxyzptlyk6 ditë më parë
  • Good ideas come from no diversity countries

    Kirara KurokawaKirara Kurokawa6 ditë më parë
    • Yeah, all the good ideas North Korea has...

      Sven KampenSven Kampen6 ditë më parë
  • OMG there should be A ONE DAY WORK week come on man!

    kris2pe yukris2pe yu6 ditë më parë
  • Four days is good because it reduces traffic and pollution and allows people to travel. Sometimes minimum wage increase does not benefit the worker because what employers do is say ok you want $20 hour? Guess what? I will pay you $20/ hour for the rest of your career here and you will never make any more. You will never get raises or advancement. Ten years later you wonder why you are STILL making $20/hour.

    ArcanumArcanum6 ditë më parë
    • Better than 11$/ hour with a raise to 15$ in 3 years and capping at 18$ with no hope of advancing farther.

      muramesa21muramesa216 ditë më parë
  • All this technology and A.I. is useless if we can't even get an extra day off with it. What is progress?? What are we doing with our lives? Work, consume, retire and die??

    Claude BartlettClaude Bartlett6 ditë më parë
  • I am so jelous of other countries, medicare for all, 4 day work week, guaranteed vacation, maternity/paternity leave, free college, etc...

    CriticalThoughtCriticalThought6 ditë më parë
  • One German employer. Yet, hyperbolic click-bait title. FF sake.

    JJSCJJSC6 ditë më parë
    • WTF no! This will be valid for hundreds of companies as it is the biggest union in Germany that got that new deal. All workers in our car industry for example are covered by this union.

      DerIchBinDaDerIchBinDa6 ditë më parë
  • I live in the USA. In Denmark, employees work to live and besides the salary, the employer adds a percentage towards holiday pay. So when your holiday arrives you will have the money to travel !!! Almost every Dane travels somewhere at least 2 times per year. The countries could be exotic for example Thailand Indonesia most of Europe. Everyone expects to have a good holiday per year,

    Elsebeth LindElsebeth Lind6 ditë më parë
  • France has been doing this for a while

    NassimaNassima6 ditë më parë
  • If workers will have a 4-day workweek, shouldn't students also have that? So an education that normally takes 4 years will now take 5 years? And we have to employ more doctors and nurses at our hospitals to do the same amount of healthcare. I would love to have a 4-day workweek, but can we really afford it? Most coundrties today are already keeping their economies floating by borrowed money (even China and USA). So if we shall do that we need to make rich people start paying their taxes and stop people from abusing the wellfare system (which they actually do)

    Sam FiveSam Five6 ditë më parë
  • This seems incredibly unproductive. I want to make hourly wages a thing of the past. I want to see everyone being a salaried employee. Because most employers won't give you a rais, and if you get better at your job and it takes you less time to finish your work, you now make less for being better at your job. I'm also going to be working to end minimum income requirements for housing. I will try to end background checks for employment and housing. You can't give people a list of things which need to be done to pay their debt to society, then continue punishing them for the rest of their life. If you want people to rehabilitate, you need to let them.

    Timothy LopezTimothy Lopez6 ditë më parë
    • Almost all workers in the metal industry (car manufactures etc) are salary workers in Germany.

      DerIchBinDaDerIchBinDa6 ditë më parë
  • That would never happen here

    Rocket PowerRocket Power6 ditë më parë
  • This won't have any unintended consequences at all

    MajestrosMajestros7 ditë më parë
    • What are the unintended consequences of the poorest people in 'Murika having to work two or even three full time jobs and still not have enough to pay the bills each month? As opposed to nations like those in western Europe where if you're working a full-time job, you may not be rich but you'll at least be able to survive, and there's even help to keep you from ending up on the street should your job disappear.

      BurnLikeAFlameBurnLikeAFlame6 ditë më parë
  • These idiots don't understand that Germany also has a capitalist system!!

    piruz87piruz877 ditë më parë
    • Criticising capitalism is not the same thing as saying you want it gone entirely. Just like criticising the quality of a road is not the same as saying you want it gone. Instead it means they want to improve it to make it more humane.

      DudelsackpfeiferDudelsackpfeifer4 ditë më parë
    • Just like Denmark Norway Sweden and Finland and many others!!! The USA is sooooo behind for the humans!!!

      Elsebeth LindElsebeth Lind6 ditë më parë
  • New Zealand has a way lower population than we do. So does Scandinavian countries. We have the third largest population in the world. The other populated countries such as China and India do not afford their citizens free health care. So how would that work in America.

    Victoria RichardsonVictoria Richardson7 ditë më parë
    • IT is not free it is paid by the taxes you pay as a worker. US politicians has FREE healthcare paid by your taxes!!! GOT it?

      Elsebeth LindElsebeth Lind6 ditë më parë
    • The United States is the ONLY industrialized nation to not afford its citizens some form of universal healthcare. India and China both have national healthcare systems.

      Kern AlbertKern Albert6 ditë më parë
    • No country has free healthcare (apart from maybe Kuwait), it always has to be paid for. Some countries have "free at the point of issue" healthcare systems that are paid for via general taxation so you don't get a bill if you need treatment or operations. Your thinking is flawed, you shouldn't be thinking about population size, as a universal healthcare system would be costed pro rata and based on GDP.

      BunnySlippersBunnySlippers6 ditë më parë
    • What does that havd to do with anything? Germany has 83 mio. people and proves universal healthcare. Comparing the US todeveloping countries... sure

      Cédric RustCédric Rust7 ditë më parë
  • I live in the Netherlands, Germans Western neighbour and in my country almost nobody who works as an employee works 3 to 5 days and most can afford a quality life. Labour unions have 3 million or so members out of 17,5 million Dutchies and a lot of parties in our political landscape want a €14/hour minimumwage, by law fulltime is 38 hours/week, 2 succesive weeks of payed vacation, with a minimum of 3 a year minus holidays like Easter, Christmas from 2 days before to the First day of Christmas, New Years day, Ascension Day, Pentecost, independence day (5th of may when we celebrate being free of German occupation) every other year and if you get a kid mom gets a standard optional fully paid 2 month maternity leave and now it's been increased with 10 weeks to be divided by the parents between themselves at their own choice, 2 weeks minimum for dad and of course if you work overtime you get extra days off (it's called time for time).

    Sam de GoeijSam de Goeij7 ditë më parë
  • Strange how liberals fetishize the whitest countries. If you love diversity so much, move to Guatemala or Zimbabwe

    Whare Da'White Womenz AtWhare Da'White Womenz At7 ditë më parë
    • @BunnySlippers which brown country do you want to live in?

      Whare Da'White Womenz AtWhare Da'White Womenz At5 ditë më parë
    • @Whare Da'White Womenz At If you were a light bulb you'd be a 40W bulb ... with a broken filament.

      BunnySlippersBunnySlippers5 ditë më parë
    • @BunnySlippers Conservatives love sucking off Israel lol. How are they Nazis?

      Whare Da'White Womenz AtWhare Da'White Womenz At5 ditë më parë
    • @Whare Da'White Womenz At "While it isn't true" Bwuhahahahahahaaaa

      BunnySlippersBunnySlippers5 ditë më parë
    • @BunnySlippers While it isn't true, that at least sounds ideologically consistent. They're not complaining about brown people and trying to recreate El Salvador lol.

      Whare Da'White Womenz AtWhare Da'White Womenz At5 ditë më parë
  • USA is becoming the economic equivalent of China amongst western countries (albeit USA hardly manufactures anything). Jobs in all other western nations pay a decent wage, their citizens are provided with healthcare and they get paid holidays, sick leave, maternity leave etc. In the USA decent pay is laughable for the majority of jobs, paid holidays are non existent, sick pay isn't a thing and forget about quality healthcare for everyone. The only worst industrialised country for workers is China. If corporate bosses had their way they would treat workers EXACTLY the way they do in China. IT'S EMBARRASING!!!

    Jolan TruJolan Tru7 ditë më parë
  • I’m a flex worker and I work four days a week...But it’s not the days, it’s the hours, it’s the amount of work that gets done, and it’s the quality of the work that gets done. Let’s also be real, it’s a first world problem. An admission of privilege if you will.

    Howard McTroyHoward McTroy7 ditë më parë
  • American Left jealous that German's can slack off more than they can.

    aznsbdaznsbd7 ditë më parë
    • Right because raising families and living life is slacking off. Sometimes it's hard to tell a hardcore capitalist from a hardcore communist. Both seem to advocate for turning people into nothing but worker ants.

      DudelsackpfeiferDudelsackpfeifer4 ditë më parë
  • But how will Germany pay for Israel and Cenk's family that live there on welfare?

    KAREN SHEEPKAREN SHEEP7 ditë më parë
    • @BunnySlippers Reposted because of leftist cancel culture: Go get yourself a Bill Gates corona injection.

      KAREN SHEEPKAREN SHEEP2 ditë më parë
    • @BunnySlippers In fact better to be safe than sorry, do it twice, and make sure its the AstraZeneca one.

      KAREN SHEEPKAREN SHEEP2 ditë më parë
    • @KAREN SHEEP Lol, sure thing, Karen the Mindless.

      BunnySlippersBunnySlippers2 ditë më parë
    • @BunnySlippers I did learn something, I re-read by post before reading yours and noticed my errors, that happens though, Im only human. We can't all be perfectly programmed NPC like you Bunny Slippers.

      KAREN SHEEPKAREN SHEEP2 ditë më parë
    • @KAREN SHEEP "not really in an position to mocking other people" You think you're superior to a four year old and yet you vomit out this nonsense? Hahahahahaaa. Here, let me help you, it's "not really in a position to mock other people". Now, write that out twenty times and maybe you'll learn something, Karen the Mindless.

      BunnySlippersBunnySlippers3 ditë më parë
  • I am just happy when I don't have a 6 day work week. 😂

    FryerFryer7 ditë më parë
  • one business in Germany--its not every business!...socialism/communism how's that workin'..when you run out of taking ppl's $

    howard carmichaelhoward carmichael7 ditë më parë
    • The DDR was socialist. The DDR fell. Germany is not striving for socialism or communism. They're striving for social democracy, which is compatible with capitalism. It's not too different from what the states do, except instead of allocating as much of their wealth to the military, they put it into social services and infrastructure.

      DudelsackpfeiferDudelsackpfeifer4 ditë më parë
    • It will in force for hundreds if not thousand companies as it is the biggest union in Germany. This for example covers all workers in our car industry.

      DerIchBinDaDerIchBinDa6 ditë më parë
    • @Jammit Timmaj Shhh, they don't like reality.

      BunnySlippersBunnySlippers6 ditë më parë
    • Socialism isn't Communism.

      Jammit TimmajJammit Timmaj7 ditë më parë
  • Please stop praising the IG Metall for this agreement. It is a decrease of real wages for 3 years now while the employers get taxpayer subsidies and increase the dividends.

    JoJo7 ditë më parë
  • When they say "4 day work-week", do they mean 4x8=32 hours work-week? I ask this because there was a "4 day work-week" talk in India too, but their compromise was 4x12 = 48 hour work-week!!

    Bikram AgarwalBikram Agarwal7 ditë më parë
    • When we talk about a work day in Germany it is always 8 hours.

      DerIchBinDaDerIchBinDa6 ditë më parë
    • It's supposed to be a 10 hour day for four days instead of an 8 hour day for five days.

      Jammit TimmajJammit Timmaj7 ditë më parë
  • I think it more likely that the United States would switch to a six day work week with pay cuts included.

    Bayonne BlasphemerBayonne Blasphemer7 ditë më parë
  • Are we sure, these companies don’t offshore their work and expect those country people to work 14 hours a day, 6 days a week?

    Rama ManoharanRama Manoharan7 ditë më parë
  • America will mandate a four day work week. 4 days where you work and get paid, then 3 days where you work and pay your employer. 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 💪

    75egcg75egcg7 ditë më parë
  • Good idea, but not full solution. 3 days for self/ family, a one day for society, such as garbage cleaning, replanting trees and other plants, helping building small houses for homeless, etc and sabbath for resting

    TheKingkinggTheKingkingg7 ditë më parë
  • a 3 day weekend is great but only if you have a living wage. most people who work two jobs right now dont get a 2 day weekend, so unless they up peoples pay so they can live on four days a week of work, people will find ways to work more anyway. I do like the idea though cause maybe it can put pressure to up wages

    charlieknockoutcharlieknockout7 ditë më parë
  • They're evolving while America continues to devolve.

    Christopher JohnChristopher John7 ditë më parë
  • America is toxic...that’s why! It’s why we need to take voting seriously and outvote these idiots who think I want to burn out like they do to live a halfway decent life. I deserve better and so do sooo many others.

    Kristina LopezKristina Lopez7 ditë më parë
  • In every office I have ever worked in, productivity was always soo little on Fridays. So what he is saying is true. There is one day a week where people don't work at full productivity already because they are burnt out.

    Iris BlakeIris Blake7 ditë më parë
  • I leave in Germany 🇩🇪 and work hear but I think that law will not affect every company

    Leo AshuLeo Ashu7 ditë më parë
    • @Jan Frank Top tax rate is 42% but we have no state or local taxes.

      DerIchBinDaDerIchBinDa6 ditë më parë
    • @The Burn Loot Murder Channel What is the tax rate in Germany?

      Jan FrankJan Frank7 ditë më parë
    • Like somebody else mentioned the indigenous German popular will be too busy paying taxes to support Cenk's cousins for it to be a reality anyway.

      The Burn Loot Murder ChannelThe Burn Loot Murder Channel7 ditë më parë
  • We have the option of 4 day workweeks at my job but it’s still 4 10s. The flexibility is definitely better but those are such long days you can’t really do much else, and if it wasn’t telecommuting it’d really be the entire day likely not even enough time to cook dinner. What we really need is less working hours. 40 a week is unnecessarily high and the data supports that less is optimal, that workers produce more or the same at like 30-35 hours a week

    M EM E7 ditë më parë
    • @DerIchBinDa good to know thank u

      M EM E5 ditë më parë
    • In Germany when we talk about a work day it always means 8 hours per day.

      DerIchBinDaDerIchBinDa6 ditë më parë
  • I work a 9/8/80 and I love my four day weeks, my five day weeks seem really long.

    pandora576pandora5767 ditë më parë
  • 4 day work weeks are good for the environment and reduce wear on infrastructure because less times people have to commute. But many US jobs already have this, you just have to work 10 instead of 8 hours a day, or get paid less. We should have a tax penalty on businesses that make people commute to do desk work that could be done from home.

    YankeeSpiritYankeeSpirit7 ditë më parë
    • I agree. If you can easily do your work from home, it is only a burden on the environment, traffic, and people to go in to an office. It is a waste of money and infrastructure for the companies too. I don't see why more companies don't see the profit they would save if more telecommuting were allowed.

      Iris BlakeIris Blake7 ditë më parë
  • And these clowns in America full of greed

    Beyond CompareBeyond Compare7 ditë më parë
  • So you make 20 dollars in new Zealand and they tax you 66% of that so there barley making anything

    Rycto HernadezRycto Hernadez7 ditë më parë
    • @King Krusher My sources are me since I used to live there. I have lived in several countries and can comfortably make that call without having to search for references to support it.

      The Burn Loot Murder ChannelThe Burn Loot Murder Channel6 ditë më parë
    • @The Burn Loot Murder Channel What are your sources? NZ constantly ranks high on lists of best countries to live in, and constantly above the US. Even if it has recently detoriated, I'm sure it still beats the living standard of, let's say, the average Kentuckian's...

      King KrusherKing Krusher7 ditë më parë
    • NZ has a low standard of living compared to what it used to be there. Same with every western country but NZ has always had low wages and high housing.

      The Burn Loot Murder ChannelThe Burn Loot Murder Channel7 ditë më parë
    • You need to take the costs of living and general expenses into account. Americans often act as if states/government just collect taxes and then sit on the money or spend it on blow and hookers for the politicians. They also often seem to think that streets, electricity, plumbing, water etc. (this "etc." including free healthcare in many countries) would just magically exist even without taxes.

      King KrusherKing Krusher7 ditë më parë
  • So, "White Supremacy" is a problem, but we should emulate countries with higher densities of whites?

    D ScottD Scott7 ditë më parë
    • @The Burn Loot Murder Channel I am talking about White Supremacy responding to the original comment about equating White Supremacy with all white people. U jumping in ignorant about the conversation talking about white people taking their own side based on race ? So all white are monolith ? next time don't come into a conversation without understanding the context of the original comment . Race and Religion Supremacy is racism in its purest form. I have facts from history to back me up what do you have... nuts. All you do is talk gibberish.

      pkrisninpkrisnin6 ditë më parë
    • @pkrisnin But I have not cherry picked history here to push a racist narrative, you have. And you are still doing it. I suspect you scapegoat white people because you dont really know history very well outside of what you might gather watching channels like this.

      The Burn Loot Murder ChannelThe Burn Loot Murder Channel6 ditë më parë
    • @The Burn Loot Murder Channel I'm cherry picking talk about the pot kettle. Race supremacy the belief that a certain group of people are superior to those of other races or religion and thus should dominate them ultimately leads to the master race dehumanizing people of other races. The world has learn from history where race supremacy will lead and never again will we allow people like you to come to power every again.

      pkrisninpkrisnin6 ditë më parë
    • @pkrisnin You cherry pick history to fit your narrative, you are so selective in your outrage that its disgusting.

      The Burn Loot Murder ChannelThe Burn Loot Murder Channel6 ditë më parë
    • ​@The Burn Loot Murder Channel Learn some history , learn about colonialism, the colonial powers stole natural resources from the lands they conquered. What you think that doesn't on their homeland.

      pkrisninpkrisnin6 ditë më parë
  • A four day week is considered "radical" because of brainwashing- plain and simple.

    73151cb73151cb7 ditë më parë
  • Kids go to school 5 days a week. IDK, I don't think a four day workweek is necessary🤗

    Otis CorleyOtis Corley7 ditë më parë
  • Extra day to drink thick ass beer. I miss Germany 🙂

    Otis CorleyOtis Corley7 ditë më parë
  • This will never happen in America we’re too sick

    Astral FluxAstral Flux7 ditë më parë
  • This would definitely be a great thing for everyone. Better health, happier workers, better production. America is always behind other countries, but want the title of being the best countryin the world.

    CallieCallie7 ditë më parë
  • it's called part time job

    MoFMoF7 ditë më parë
    • @Michael Gauro I don't have set a schedule as a software engineer....I make my own, greetings from US my nazi neighbor 🖕😂

      MoFMoF7 ditë më parë
    • It's a fulltime job. And we get the money for a fulltime job. Sorry, but not sorry! Greetings from Germany

      Michael GauroMichael Gauro7 ditë më parë
  • American libtards wouldn't know happiness even if it hit them on the head

    MoFMoF7 ditë më parë
    • @Aza Smith go to Brazil you'll find out

      MoFMoF6 ditë më parë
    • You're right. We don't know what happiness is. What is happiness to you? I mean, you're _so_ much more enlightened than us loathsome Lefties, so please, tell me what makes me happy.

      Aza SmithAza Smith7 ditë më parë
  • funny how immigrants still pick US over Germany😁

    MoFMoF7 ditë më parë
    • @DerIchBinDa a million immigrants a year would disagree with you

      MoFMoF6 ditë më parë
    • nope

      DerIchBinDaDerIchBinDa6 ditë më parë
  • The US sucks compared to other countries. It’s really that simple. The corporations own our politicians and greed and Capitalism rules this country and its society.

    Mr. GoldsteinMr. Goldstein7 ditë më parë
  • so new Zealand is accurate but not US?🤦‍♂️

    MoFMoF7 ditë më parë
    • Sure do cry alot don't ya?

      RAZZRAZZ7 ditë më parë
  • But a 4-day work week is four ten-hour days. Ends up that your sleeping most of that extra day.

    Joanne McArdleJoanne McArdle7 ditë më parë
    • @Pete Lind I see. That would definitely be workable. And would probably bring down the unemployment level. Our union is currently negotiating a contract. The employer wants us to work four 10s. That's tiring and the first day off is usually a wash with catching up on sleep. My son works four 10s. Same. He sleeps the first day.

      Joanne McArdleJoanne McArdle7 ditë më parë
    • No its 28 h/week deal they have in Germany , makes it 7 h/day , thats 8 h/day in your place of employment , when you take in count 2 x15 min coffee break and 30 min lunch . Thats possible for family reasons only (taking care of kids or elderly family member) and its 2 year period , then its back to that nasty 35 h workweek Employer cant block worker to use 28h workweek , but the deal also makes it possible for people to do longer 40h workweek ... pay do follow the hours done . All this is done for the simple reason of increased automation .

      Pete LindPete Lind7 ditë më parë
  • Some jobs have this already Four 10s is great get a day off during the week to do all your appointments and what not.

    coffeemanjcoffeemanj7 ditë më parë
    • In Germany when we talk about a work day this always means 8h max. At the moment the average workday in Germany is 7.5h/day

      DerIchBinDaDerIchBinDa6 ditë më parë
  • We WANT this in America.

    Rampage PhoenixRampage Phoenix7 ditë më parë
  • The effects of neoliberal policies debt crises, severe environmental degradation and crashing economies, currency collapse, rising unemployment, rising food and fuel prices, and falling wages.

    S SS S7 ditë më parë
  • Go Europe! Please keep embarrassing the colossal pricks that constitute America's kleptocrat class, perhaps something good will eventually come of it! ✊

    Bob PurcellBob Purcell7 ditë më parë
  • Black dude says, " We need to defeat capitalism." Well by the way he dresses looks like he benefited well from it, he isn't no vagabond. What a hypocrite!

    MontanaMountainMenMontanaMountainMen7 ditë më parë
    • @Wiremu Sadly your epic pseudo-intellectual rant ended in failure, spelling you were looking for is you're not your.

      ADL is J SupremacyADL is J Supremacy7 ditë më parë
    • @Wiremu Well you can leave if this country is so bad, but you won't because in all it isn't that bad.

      MontanaMountainMenMontanaMountainMen7 ditë më parë
    • True that 👍

      Free ThinkerFree Thinker7 ditë më parë
    • Oh so the green headed monster has risen to demonstrate ignorance and jealousy! Why such low self esteem of out pouring grievance and self pity? Your uneducated membrane is sufficiently inadequate to inform you of your lack of relevance towards a better understanding of self worth. In other words your plain unsophisticated!

      WiremuWiremu7 ditë më parë
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