Board of Supervisors Votes Unanimously in Favor of Retail Workers Bill of Rights

The groundbreaking new labor standard was approved by a 10-0 vote.

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Why do retail workers need a bill of rights?

Because if you want to work full-time, you should be able to

Because your career should have a future

Because raising the minimum wage just isn't enough

Because families need schedules they can depend on

San Francisco's retail industry has a problem.

Workers in highly profitable chain stores and fast food restaurants in our city are struggling to get by, and raising the minimum wage just isn’t enough.

Most retail employees aren’t living paycheck to paycheck, they’re living hour to hour, thanks to industry practices that grant too few hours on too short notice and require workers to be at the beck and call of their employer.

We’re calling on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to pass the Retail Workers Bill of Rights to ensure more workers in our city have stable jobs with enough hours to make ends meet.

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Introducing the Retail Workers Bill of Rights

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Full-Time Hours

Retail and restaurant workers have the right to be offered more hours before an employer may hire additional part-time workers.

Predictable Schedules

Retail and restaurant workers have the right to be informed of their schedules at least two weeks in advance.

On-Call Pay

Retail and restaurant workers have the right to receive two to four hours of pay if they are required to be “on-call” for a shift and their shift is canceled with less than 24 hours’ notice.

Equal Treatment for Part-Time Workers

Part-time retail and restaurant workers have the right to equal treatment by their employer with respect to their rate of pay, access to time off, or opportunities for promotion.

Job Security

Retail and restaurant workers have the right to keep their job for at least 90 days if their company is bought or sold.

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Press Coverage

San Francisco retail workers may get a bill of rights

November 24, 2014
Inquirer.net | Agnes Constante

Who will stop Wal-Mart from ‘wreaking havoc’ on the American Dream?

November 24, 2014
The Hill | John A. Logan

San Francisco Proposes Predictable Scheduling to Help Hourly Workers

November 21, 2014
NPR | Jennifer Ludden

San Francisco may soon adopt Retail Workers Bill of Rights

November 19, 2014
Al Jazeera America | Ned Resnikoff

Retail Workers’ Bill of Rights passes vote in San Francisco

November 19, 2014
Politico Morning Shift | Brian Mahoney

S.F. Supervisors vote 10-0 to approve “bill of rights” for formula retail workers

November 18, 2014
San Francisco Business Times | Annie Sciacca

SF supervisors elect Katy Tang as interim president

November 18, 2014
San Francisco Chronicle | Marisa Lagos

Holiday Retail Jobs: Great for Sales, Tough on Workers

November 18, 2014
RH Reality Check | Jean Stevens

Workers’ rights expand under proposed S.F. ordinances

November 17, 2014
SF Gate | Marisa Lagos and Jill Tucker

Proposed S.F. law would force companies to provide ‘predictable’ schedules to part-time workers

November 13, 2014
Bay City News Service

Beyond the minimum wage: Fair work schedules offer real economic security (Opinion)

November 9, 2014
The Examiner | Gordon Mar

Fight Is On for Stable Hours

October 29, 2014
Labor Notes | Jenny Brown

Beyond the Minimum Wage: What’s Really Keeping Hourly Workers in Poverty? (Opinion)

August 6, 2014
Talk Poverty | Sarita Gupta

Time for change

August 5, 2014
San Francisco Bay Guardian | Jasper Scherer

A ‘Bill of Rights’ for San Francisco’s Retail Workers

August 5, 2014
In These Times | Julia Wong

Beyond The Minimum Wage: Just Hours And Fair Scheduling Critical In The Fight Against Inequality (Opinion)

July 30, 2014
BeyondChron | Gordon Mar

The Week That Workers Won (At Least a Little)

July 30, 2014
Huffington Post | Amy Traub

SF: Supervisor proposes ‘Retail Workers Bill of Rights’

July 30, 2014
KTSF | Sean Au

Supervisor Mar Proposes Retail Workers Bill Of Rights

July 29, 2014
The San Francisco Appeal | Bay City News

Supervisors to address tenant buyouts, retail chains’ workers

July 28, 2014
San Francisco Chronicle | Marisa Lagos

S.F. supervisor wants ‘bill of rights’ for chain store retail workers

July 28, 2014
San Francisco Business Times | Annie Sciacca

Will San Francisco Adopt a Retail Workers Bill of Rights?

July 28, 2014
Racked | Robyn Hagan Cain

The Debate Over Part-Time Work

July 23, 2014
KQED | Host: Michael Krasny

Fight inequality – schedule fair work hours (Opinion)

July 22, 2014
SF Gate | Eric Mar and Samantha Adame