Real Change: Seattle workers ask City Council for predictability in their hours

Real Change, 3/16/2016

According to research out of the University of Chicago, companies rely on labor flexibility to control costs. That means that employees could be called in or sent home with little to no warning, hurting their ability to plan their finances and their lives.

That puts significant strain on workers, particularly those with families, said Sejal Parikh, executive director of Working Washington, an organization that advocates for workers’ rights.

“One of our fast food workers, she gets her schedule on Sunday for the following Monday, and she doesn’t know what kind of child care she can provide for her family,” Parikh told the committee.