Fair workweek policies in the New York Times
Today the New York Times detailed the need for fair workweek policies like those in the Silicon Valley Living Wage:
As more workers find their lives upended and their paychecks reduced by ever-changing, on-call schedules, government officials are trying to put limits on the harshest of those scheduling practices.
The actions reflect a growing national movement — fueled by women’s and labor groups — to curb practices that affect millions of families, like assigning just one or two days of work a week or requiring employees to work unpredictable hours that wreak havoc with everyday routines like college and child care.
Our living wage policy would encourage turning part-time positions into full-time jobs, and keeping the same workers when contractors change. It would make work schedules more predictable, so workers can arrange childcare or take classes. And it would give employees the right to request flexible work arrangements, so they can avoid rush hour or attend school events with their kids.
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