Put state workers on a four-day week, says Queens politician Gianaris

The Daily News reports that Assemblyman Michael Gianaris is pushing a proposal to put state employees on a 4 day week. Gianaris claims the change would save the state $30 million a year.

Assemblyman Michael Gianaris

Assemblyman Michael Gianaris

“Good budgeting requires outside-the-box innovations,” Gianaris said.

His idea is to make all state agencies providing “nonessential services” abandon the standard 9-to-5 weekday schedule.

State workers instead would put in 10-hour days Monday through Thursday.

This idea has been suggested before – Now might be the perfect time to give it a try.