Joe O’Connor

Chief Executive Officer @ 4 Day Week Global

Joe O’Connor is a driven and dynamic activist and campaigner, with extensive leadership experience, a passion for social justice and progressive change, and a flair for modern communications.

Joe is currently based in New York City, where he is conducting a one-year research fellowship with Cornell University’s ILR School, leading a research project on working time reduction.

He is also the global pilot program manager with 4 Day Week Global, where he is coordinating pilots of the four-day working week in Ireland, the United States and Canada, with almost 50 companies signed up to participate in six-month coordinated trials early in 2022. Pilots are being planned for the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, to take place later in 2022.

He is on a year-long sabbatical from his role as the Director of Campaigning with Fórsa Trade Union, Ireland’s largest public service union. There, he is responsible for coordinating Fórsa’s national campaigns, developing and leading a campaigning culture and capacity, and building a greater profile for the union’s concerns and policies.