In Seattle, the demonstrators blocked traffic during the morning commute downtown on First Avenue, even forcing at least one bus driver to do a three-point turn in the middle of the street to get out of the gridlock.
"People are getting one or two days notice on their schedules changing sometimes - and that's just not acceptable. We have lives, too, and we have families that we need to take care of. We need to fight for better scheduling," said Tyler Klein, a former Starbucks barista.
These workers also say they just don't get enough hours to support a family - that they're essentially punished for taking sick leave.