Auto Deal a Challenge to Europe's 35-Hour Work Week Automaker Daimler Chrysler has negotiated a new labor agreement with its workers in Germany that includes an increase in working hours. NPR's Emily Harris says the deal is another sign that the 35 hour week -- long cherished by many European workers -- is coming under threat.
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Auto Deal a Challenge to Europe's 35-Hour Work Week

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Auto Deal a Challenge to Europe's 35-Hour Work Week

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Auto Deal a Challenge to Europe's 35-Hour Work Week

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Automaker Daimler Chrysler has negotiated a new labor agreement with its workers in Germany that includes an increase in working hours. NPR's Emily Harris says the deal is another sign that the 35 hour week — long cherished by many European workers — is coming under threat.