Northwest Asian Weekly: Op-ed on secure scheduling

Northwest Asian Weekly, 5/26/2016

By Sejal Parikh, Executive Director of Working Washington.

Unstable, unpredictable schedules are wreaking havoc on the lives of workers, disrupting their families, and unsettling our communities. If you don’t get your schedule until right before the workweek starts, your life becomes a constant scramble and it’s almost impossible to make time to help your kids with their homework, participate in your community, or even make an appointment.

You can’t make a budget if you can’t predict your paycheck because your hours change dramatically from one week to the next. And you can’t build a better future when your boss won’t give you the flexibility to go back to school, get a second job, or start your own business.