Fair Workweek Initiative

People working retail get low pay, too few hours, and on top of that their employers expect them to have open availability. Open availability means that even if you only work 20 hours a week you have to be available from open to close for the boss to give you a call to come in. And if you want to keep your job, you’ve got to drop everything, find chidcare, pay for transportation, and report to work. The boss takes ALL DAY, EVERY DAY from you and all you get is a paycheck of 20 hours at around minimum wage. Retail salesperson is the most common job in the US today. On-call shifts are not confined to retail — its creeping to other industries as well.

As we celebrate the Fight for $15 victories in NY and CA, let’s train our eyes on the next fight, the Fight for a Fair Workweek!
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