Workweek Limitations Act

GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION AT VOTE

Workweek Limitations Act
A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.

Category: Social Justice

Strength: Mild

Proposed by: Christian Democrats

Description: The General Assembly,

Recognizing the inherent dignity of all people,

Promoting the welfare of the peoples of its member states,

Advocating the rights of workers,

Asserting the intrinsic goodness of work but that overwork is a grave evil,

  1. Defines wage earner, for the purposes of this resolution, as someone employed who is paid for labor on the basis of time worked;

  2. Decrees that no employer, as a condition of employment, shall require a wage earner to work more than 30 percent of the time in a given week;

  3. Allows individual member states to set limits of less time than this requirement;

  4. Encourages employers to compensate wage earners who work more than the working limit at higher rates;

  5. Recommends that member states and persons in member states do not purchase goods from companies in non-member states that require wage earners, as a condition of employment, to work more than 30 percent of the time in a given week; and

  6. Affirms that this resolution does not affect salaried employees and does not prevent wage earners from voluntarily working for employers more than 30 percent of the time in a given week.

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“Workweek Limitations Act” was defeated 7,592 votes to 3,446.