This disturbs me, just like forcing shops to open on the weekend. People need a break, and should have a break, just because you can't wait an extra day?
Sure, they have a choice to work, just as shop workers have a choice to work, they can always get a job somewhere else.
So by the same argument--but in reverse, only opening shops one day a week or even month would not destroy wealth generation, but would just reshuffle income?
Maybe that's why I live in France :-).
Fortunately, here in Italy, Mario Monti got rid of some of the rules about working on Sunday.
It is impossible to mandate that nobody work on any of the 7 days, because hospitals. So we already admit that some people will be working when most people are not - the question is whether we tell them to suck it up, society is going to ignore them forever, or whether we can re-arrange society so that the family of the ER doctor can also work Sunday and take Wednesday off to be together.