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Work Time


(1) The length of a worker’s participation in socially organized labor; the time established by law or on the basis of law during which a worker is to fulfill his labor obligations. Work time is measured by the length of the workday, workweek, work month, and work year. Under capitalist conditions, work time is the object of bitter class struggle. Natural developments under socialism are a reduction in work time and an increase in free time as productive forces grow. In the USSR the state, with the participation of trade unions, establishes norms for the work time of manual and office workers. Soviet labor law envisions normal work time (41 hours a week), shortened work time, and incomplete work time (established by agreement between the worker and the administration). An indeterminate workday is established for certain categories of workers.

(2) A standard measure of the social evaluation of different labor inputs (socially necessary work time).


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These measures laid the foundation for the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, which remains highly influential in the regulation of work time to this day.
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Under these circumstances, the demand for a reduction of work time enable, labor unions to organize workers and carry out mass demonstrations and strikes.
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On the final key revision of the Directive - the definition of on-call time - he believes that there should be no distinction between active and inactive work time, and that both should be treated as being at work.
Anders Hayden, Sharing the Work, Sparing the Planet: Work Time, Consumption, and Ecology (Toronto: Between the Lines 2000)