Tag: retail

Global Organizing Leads to a Win at Home in New York

September 8, 2016

Last month, the United Food and Commercial Workers union announced that more than 1,000 employees at Zara’s New York City locations voted to join together in union. This news marks the biggest retail organizing victory since 1,200 sales associates at H&M came together to improve their working conditions in 2009.… Read More»

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Why It’s Time for Just Hours and Stable Schedules

April 13, 2016

UPDATE on 4/13/16: Attorneys general in seven states and the District of Columbia have announced they have joined forces with the New York Attorney General’s office to look into complaints involving retailers who insist on their employees keeping their schedules open and lives on hold for shifts they may never… Read More»

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Victory! Retail Workers Bill of Rights Unanimously Passes First Vote in San Francisco

November 19, 2014

Today, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the Retail Workers Bill of Rights, a potentially precedent-setting package of legislation to address abusive scheduling practices at corporate retailers. The legislation is expected to pass a second vote by the board and be signed into law by the mayor in the… Read More»

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New Bill in San Francisco Takes Aim at Abusive Work Schedules

October 1, 2014

Yesterday, a new bill intended to curb abusive scheduling practices at chain stores, fast food restaurants and banks was introduced to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The Predictable Scheduling and Fair Treatment Ordinance, introduced by Supervisor David Chiu, would require employers at certain chain businesses to post work schedules… Read More»

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