Tag: Kalmanovitz Initiative

In D.C., a Call for Just Hours

July 16, 2015

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»

Scholars and Organizers Exchange Ideas at Fifth Annual LRAN Conference

June 25, 2015

More than 250 scholars and practitioners gathered for the fifth annual national Labor Research and Action Network conference, a project coordinated by the Jobs With Justice Education Fund, last week. The two-day event, hosted by the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University, brings together academics,… Read More»

“Just-in-Time” Scheduling Practices Limit Employees’ Ability to Thrive

June 12, 2015

The first-ever study on service sector scheduling practices in Washington, D.C. was released yesterday, with researchers concluding that erratic and unpredictable work hours negatively impact employees and their families. The report was released during a briefing in D.C.’s Wilson Building, with community groups packing the room to hear the results… Read More»