Idea #881: Reduce full time to 25 hrs a week and have universal healthcare along with a living wage..
Campaign: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Author: linda l meyer
Given Covid-19s long-term effects on employment or lack thereof, I suggest a reduced "full time" workload to 25 hours a week so that more people can enter the workforce. There would also need to be adjustments to having healthcare for all plans and a living wage for workers. There should also be a maximum workweek of 50 hours for every employee. with exceptions for critical areas or short durations of less than a month. Industries are ramping up automated systems to replace people in the workforce. This will cause huge disruptions in incomes for probably millions of people. This will also cause millions to become homeless if interventions are not put in place proactively. It's hard to get a job if most jobs get replaced by bots and robots. We already have a huge homeless population and Covid-19 could make it 10+ times worse..