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Bath & Body Works recently announced it would stop utilizing on-call scheduling, becoming the latest in a string of retail establishments, including Gap, Victoria’s Secret and Abercrombie & Fitch, to abandon the practice. On-call schedules are popular in the retail and service sectors, forcing employees to schedule their lives around… Read More»

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UPDATE (4/14/2016): Since we first published this post, many jurisdictions, including California and New York, have enacted laws to establish $15 minimum wage standards. Even more cities, counties and states have ballot measures and legislation in the works to boost local minimum wages to $15 as well. These victories are… Read More»

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced new employer guidelines to determine whether the individuals who work for them should be classified as employees or independent contractors. The Treasury Department estimates that companies are misclassifying millions of people every year, classifying them as independent contractors when the law says… Read More»

This week, employees of companies like Marshalls, McDonald’s and Macy’s told nearly 100 Washington, D.C. residents gathered at Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church how unstable hours and so-called “just-in-time” scheduling practices take a toll on their families and their ability to make ends meet. The community hearing kicked off the launch… Read More»

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Following two weeks of protests in cities across the country, leaders of the group OUR Walmart descended on Arkansas last Friday for the company’s annual shareholder meeting. In addition to reiterating their call for $15 an hour and access to full-time hours for all associates, worker shareholders proposed a handful… Read More»

On June 24, Jobs With Justice will hold its 11th annual Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Awards Celebration at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Each year, the event honors individuals and groups who embody Eleanor Roosevelt’s commitment to upholding workers’ rights as human rights. This year we are… Read More»

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Fast Track legislation has passed out of the Senate and is headed for the the House of Representatives. Any day now, your representatives may vote on this dangerous legislation that would grant Congress license to expedite secret job-killing trade policies written by the 1% for the 1% that will kill… Read More»

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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»

Today, Jobs With Justice joined the Center for Community Change, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Working Families Organization and the Center for Popular Democracy to launch Putting Families First: Good Jobs for All, a major campaign to secure quality, family-supporting jobs to everyone. At an event featuring… Read More»