Retail Workers Bill of Rights Unanimously Approved in Final Vote

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New Bill in San Francisco Takes Aim at Abusive Work Schedules

New Bill in San Francisco Takes Aim at Abusive Work Schedules

Yesterday, a new bill intended to curb abusive scheduling practices at chain stores, fast food restaurants and banks was introduced to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The Predictable Scheduling and Fair Treatment Ordinance, introduced by Supervisor David Chiu,...
Retail Workers Bill of Rights Introduced at Board of Supervisors

Retail Workers Bill of Rights Introduced at Board of Supervisors

Written by Mackenzie Baris, Jobs With Justice | Reposted from JWJ.org Despite its high minimum wage, San Francisco has the second-highest rate of income inequality among major U.S. cities. One of the reasons why people aren’t earning enough money to make ends meet in...

Press Coverage

Employees shouldn’t be treated like products

December 10, 2014
Washington Post | Harold Meyerson

US retail workers need a new bill of rights

December 10, 2014
Al Jazeera America | Amy B. Dean

Want to Exploit Retail Workers? In San Francisco, It’ll Cost You

December 5, 2014
The Nation | Michelle Chen

How Workers in One City Won the Fight Against Too Few Hours on Too Short Notice

December 4, 2014
AlterNet | Alyssa Figueroa

Retail Workers’ Rights: It’s a Family Issue

December 3, 2014
The Huffington Post | Mark Ortiz

It Is Time for a Retail Workers’ Bill of Rights

December 1, 2014
The Nation | John Nichols

San Francisco passes retail worker ‘bill of rights’

November 26, 2014
CNN Money | Jeanne Sahadi

Up Front with Philip Maldari

November 26, 2014
KPFA

San Francisco becomes first city in America to pass “retail workers bill of rights”

November 26, 2014
Vox | Danielle Kurtzleben

San Francisco just created some of the country’s toughest protections for retail workers

November 26, 2014
The Washington Post | Emily Badger

SF strengthens labor laws on predictive scheduling, equal pay

November 26, 2014
San Francisco Examiner | Joshua Sabatini

A Landmark Retail Workers ‘Bill of Rights’ Passes Unanimously In San Francisco

November 26, 2014
Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson

San Francisco Passes ‘Retail Workers Bill of Rights’

November 26, 2014
Newsmax | Andrea Billups

San Francisco Passes a ‘Bill of Rights’ for Chain Retail Workers

November 26, 2014
Racked | Adele Chapin

What If Your Boss Suddenly Told You to Come to Work on Thanksgiving?

November 26, 2014
Mother Jones | Josh Harkinson

City Passes Historic Retail Workers Bill Of Rights

November 26, 2014
Think Progress | Bryce Covert

San Francisco passes first-ever retail worker ‘bill of rights’

November 25, 2014
Fortune | Claire Zillman

San Francisco passes first-in-nation limits on worker schedules

November 25, 2014
Politico Pro | Marianne LeVine

San Francisco is about to pass America’s first-ever chain-store worker’s bill of rights

November 25, 2014
Fusion | Rob Wile

Supes Support Predictable Schedules, Fair Treatment For Retail Workers Ordinance

November 25, 2014
San Francisco Appeal | Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News

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

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

Introducing the Retail Workers Bill of Rights

A groundbreaking package of legislation unanimously approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors

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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.