RESEARCH

Tackling the evolving industry trends and workweek issues experienced by today’s working families requires in-depth research. Women and workers of color are most likely to experience the effects of a new, more volatile workweek. Technology is accelerating the pace and shaping the nature of scheduling changes across industries and our economy as a whole. The Fair Workweek Initiative supports a rigorous research agenda and works in collaboration with leading thinkers on issues relating to work hours. Here we feature some of our own research as well as hallmark research by leading national organizations and researchers engaged in the field of job schedules. This rapidly growing body of research is shaping the debate and informing action by employers, advocates and policymakers. 

 

Datasheets

Job Quality and Economic Opportunity in Retail: Key Findings from a National Survey of the Retail Workforce

Job Quality and Economic Opportunity in Retail: Key Findings from a National Survey of the Retail Workforce

Scheduling Away Our Health: How Unpredictable Work Hours Affect Health and Well-Being

Scheduling Away Our Health: How Unpredictable Work Hours Affect Health and Well-Being

Minimum Hours for Maximum Impact: Creating Family-Sustaining Building Service Jobs in Today's Economy

Minimum Hours for Maximum Impact: Creating Family-Sustaining Building Service Jobs in Today's Economy

A Hidden Crisis: Underemployment in Silicon Valley's Hourly Workforce

A Hidden Crisis: Underemployment in Silicon Valley's Hourly Workforce

Wages and Hours: Why Emeryville's Service Sector Employees Need a Fair Workweek

Wages and Hours: Why Emeryville's Service Sector Employees Need a Fair Workweek

Data Brief: Retail Jobs Today

Data Brief: Retail Jobs Today

The Grind: Striving for Scheduling Fairness at Starbucks

The Grind: Striving for Scheduling Fairness at Starbucks

Challenges Facing Albuquerque’s Modern Workforce – Data Brief

Challenges Facing Albuquerque’s Modern Workforce – Data Brief

Hour by Hour: Women in Today's Workweek

Hour by Hour: Women in Today's Workweek

Hourly Work and Workers in Connecticut - Data Brief

Hourly Work and Workers in Connecticut - Data Brief

Precarious Work Schedules among Early-Career Employees in the US: A National Snapshot

Precarious Work Schedules among Early-Career Employees in the US: A National Snapshot

Schedule Unpredictability among Early Career Workers in the US Labor Market: A National Snapshop

Schedule Unpredictability among Early Career Workers in the US Labor Market: A National Snapshop

Workers Rising: Organizing Service Jobs for Shared Prosperity in New York City

Workers Rising: Organizing Service Jobs for Shared Prosperity in New York City

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Factsheets

Fact Sheet on the Questionable Industry-Backed Research on theSan Francisco Retail Worker Bill of Rights

Fact Sheet on the Questionable Industry-Backed Research on theSan Francisco Retail Worker Bill of Rights

Factsheet: Certain Uncertainty

Factsheet: Certain Uncertainty