The former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang told Business Insider that the US was past due to implement a four-day workweek to better accommodate American workers.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced some Americans to adjust to life within the confines of their own homes.
Yang tweeted in May that "3-Day weekends are better than 2-Day weekends.".
Andrew Barnes, the CEO of Perpetual Guardian, introduced a four-day workweek at his company in New Zealand in 2018.
Charlotte Lockhart, another cofounder of 4 Day Week Global, said that employers "need to remember that we borrow people from their lives.".
"He was correct about the level of wealth, but obviously incorrect on our workweeks, which have gotten longer, not shorter," Yang said.
"So it's past time we head in the right direction and implement a four-day workweek, which would help us all. »