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The Brutal Reality of Retail Schedules
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2017

I was getting ready to take a family member to the doctor’s when I got a call from my job at David’s Tea. They needed me to come in for an on-call shift, and I had just three hours to get there CONTINUE READING

The Brutal Reality of Retail Schedules
Fix Income Inequality to Make America Greater
TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2017

Fixing economic inequality is the key to the President-Elect's promise. CONTINUE READING

Fix Income Inequality to Make America Greater
When Will We See Trump's Pro-Worker Agenda?
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2016

Here’s one question to entertain as we evaluate whether Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are really going to roll out an agenda that helps workers, as Trump has promised to do: Will Congress actually spend money to help them? CONTINUE READING

When Will We See Trump's Pro-Worker Agenda?
President Appelbaum: NYC low-wage workers deserve reduced transit fares
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2016

Click here to read President Stuart Appelbaum's column on why the union is supporting a proposal to give NYC's low wage workers access to reduced transit fares.  CONTINUE READING

President Appelbaum: NYC low-wage workers deserve reduced transit fares
New Agreement Reached To Stop On-Call Scheduling At Six Major Retailers
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2016

NEW YORK - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, along with attorneys general from seven other states and the District of Columbia, announced that six major retailers have agreed to stop using on-call shift scheduling following an inquiry by the multi-state coalition of AGs. An estimated 50,000 workers nationwide will benefit from the agreements to end the burdensome scheduling practice, which requires employees to call their employer – typically an hour or two before a scheduled shift – to find out if they will be assigned to work that day. The agreements with these six companies are the latest in a series of groundbreaking national agreements secured by the New York Attorney General’s office to end on-call scheduling at a number of major retailers. CONTINUE READING

New Agreement Reached To Stop On-Call Scheduling At Six Major Retailers