Fair Workweek Campaigns in the US
Since 2014, people working in hourly jobs have won fair workweek protections in seven municipalities and two states–and momentum is growing. Below are few successful and ongoing campaigns.
After months of laborious debates, Philadelphia City Council passed a major regulatory bill that will force fast-food chains, retailers and hotels to provide advanced scheduling to their workers, among a slew of other protections. The big reason? So workers can better plan their lives and, according to the bill’s sponsors, escape the cycle of poverty.
Chicago’s economy is fueled by growth in retail, food service, hospitality and healthcare. But too many people working in these hourly service jobs can’t keep up with unpredictable, last-minute fluctuating workweeks over which they have no control.
Oregon, StateWide Passed in 2017
Senate Bill 828, enacted by the 2017 Legislative Assembly, establishes work scheduling standards for certain employers in retail, hospitality, or food services industries that have at least 500 employees worldwide. The majority of the bill becomes effective July 1, 2018.