Across the country, millions of working people scramble with ever-changing workweeks that
cause volatile incomes and strain families – making it hard to make ends meet and impossible to get ahead.
That’s why working people struggling on the frontlines of America’s service economy are standing up for jobs that deliver stability and respect. Working families are coming together and calling on corporate chains to make changes so that their workers have hours they cancount on to care for themselves and their families.
Ending On-Call Scheduling
A quarter of a million retail workers no longer have to put their lives on hold with unpaid on-call shifts through one of the most sweeping industry changes in recent years. Over 12 major retail brands including Gap Inc., Victoria’s Secret, Bath and Body Works, Abercrombie & Fitch, Urban Outfitters, Pier 1 Imports, Aeropostale, Carter’s, David’s Tea, Disney, PacSun, and Zumiez have ended on-call scheduling that requires workers to be on-call without any guarantee of work. In total 25 retail brands have pledged to never use on-call scheduling as a result of a multi-state inquiry that was spearheaded by NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman who was joined by eight more state Attorneys Generals in California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Rhode Island.
Winning Predictable Hours at Starbucks
Driven by thousands of baristas speaking out from Seattle to NYC to LA to Atlanta, Starbucks adopted 2 weeks advance notice and guaranteed 8 hours of rest between shifts. Baristas like Darrion Sjoquist, a second generation employee, were at the forefront of the winning campaign to pass a comprehensive fair workweek law in Seattle in 2016. Nationally, baristas continue to call attention to how lean staffing is undermining these gains and make it hard to have a stable
income and even call out sick.
Sign the petition to boost labor staffing and morale at Starbucks.
Working people know that we must hold companies to their promises. If you work in any of these stores, let us know if your employer is complying with these improved policies.
Would you like a greater voice in your workweek? Join the movement.