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

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Retail Reality: Shifty Business

The Center for Urban Pedagogy worked with the Retail Action Project (RAP), and designers Joshua Graver and Maxwell Sorensen to make a short animation about the changing scheduling practices in the retail industry. Shifty Business helps retail...

Press Coverage

The next labor fight is over when you work, no how much you make.

May 8, 2015

The Washington Post | Lydia Depillis

The 9 Most Important Victories for Workers in 2014

December 30, 2014

In These Times | Amien Essif

Zephyr Teachout, Hands Up United and John Oliver Made Our 2014 Progressive Honor Roll. Who Else Made the List?

December 22, 2014

The Nation | John Nichols

Rage against the scheduling machine

December 22, 2014

Boston Globe | Dante Ramos

Workers’ rights are human rights

December 22, 2014

Al Jazeera | Mary Turck

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


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

Retail Workers Bill of Rights Unanimously Approved in Final Vote

Introducing the Retail Workers Bill of Rights

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

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.