Tag: The Gap

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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Activists Pressure Urban Outfitters, Win Results Nationwide!

October 29, 2015

In early October Urban Outfitters announced that it would be ending on-call scheduling, joining the growing list of retailers such as The Gap, J. Crew, Bath & Body Works, and Victoria’s Secret that are abandoning the abusive employer practice. However, Urban Outfitters admitted that the company would only make reforms… Read More»

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Aetna Raises Wages, Proves That Corporations Don’t Need to Rely on State Assistance

May 4, 2015

This past January, the insurance giant Aetna announced that it would raise its minimum wage to $16 an hour, and in late April, these raises finally made it into its employees’ pockets. As part of an effort to reduce the stress faced by front-line customer service associates in addressing their… Read More»

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Target’s Wage Increase Proves Walmart Sets Standards for the Entire Retail Industry

March 20, 2015

This week, news reports revealed that Target, the second largest U.S. retailer, will raise its starting minimum wage for all of its employees to $9 an hour next month. This news comes on the heels of Walmart, T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and The Gap announcing wage raises across their stores. Make… Read More»

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