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Backers of 5-Day Weekend Work for More Time Off

Posted May 14, 2007 9:58 p.m. EDT
Updated May 15, 2007 8:20 a.m. EDT

— A group from Asheville has launched a Web site and ad campaign calling for a five-day weekend in the United States and is bringing its campaign to Raleigh on Tuesday.

The idea started as a promotional gimmick when the Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau was looking for a way to attract attention and tourists.

The group, which calls itself Work Less Express, says it feels that if Americans work less, they'll live better and be more productive.

The group will hold a rally Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Raleigh's Moore Square. After that, they head to Washington to petition Congress.