Working Overtime

Guest Host:

Steve Roberts
Working Overtime

Many American workers in the new economy feel they are working longer and harder, but statistics show that average weekly hours worked by individuals have stayed relatively stable. Total hours worked annually per household, however, has...

Many American workers in the new economy feel they are working longer and harder, but statistics show that average weekly hours worked by individuals have stayed relatively stable. Total hours worked annually per household, however, has risen significantly. A panel talks about working overtime in today's jobs -- the effect on workplaces, families and productivity.

Guests

Ron Bird

chief economist at the Employment Policy Foundation

Jared Bernstein

Chief Economist and Economic Policy Adviser for Vice President Biden and Executive Director of the Vice President's Middle Class Task Force.

Lee Conrad

national organizer for the Alliance@IBM, an affiliate of the Communications Workers of America

Randall Johnson

vice president for labor and employee benefits at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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