Listen Now: A Super Sunday
According to a study by the Workforce Institute at least 16.5 million American workers called in sick following the 2016 super bowl. In addition to that, another ten million workers had taken the day off. This year is expected to be no different, with about the same number of people being no-shows or coming in late. Now in order to get ahead of the large number of absences, Heinz is giving its salaried employees the day off and declaring the day Smunday.” The company is also pushing other businesses to do the same, saying the Monday after the Super Bowl is not one that people should be expected to show up for. Now Heinz has launched a change.org petition to push for a national holiday. If enough signatures are collected then the petition will be sent to congress.
To check out the petition click the link below. Better an extra holiday; then a hungover work force.
Link: Make Monday a Holiday
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.