How A Fair Workweek Could Change The Lives Of L.A.’s Retail Workers

by MR Magazine Staff

For many Angelenos laboring in retail, there’s no such thing as a “normal” work week. Hours are erratic, employees are expected to be on call at all times, and a vast majority—77 percent—receive a week or less notice of their schedules. But earlier this month, City Council members in L.A. introduced a Fair Workweek measure that could bring a degree of stability to the lives of some 77,000 retail workers affected by volatile work hours. The ordinance would require large retailers in the city of L.A. to provide workers with two weeks’ advance notice of what days and hours they’re scheduled to work, while allowing employees to request changes and decline shifts without threat of retaliation. Read more at Los Angeles Magazine.