Big national chains like McDonald’s, Walmart, and The Olive Garden are driving workers’ lives out of balance. They’re demanding 24/7 availability — even for part-time jobs. They’re not giving people the hours they need to pay the rent. And they’re denying workers the stability and flexibility they need to care for their families, contribute to their communities, and live balanced lives.
Join us for this special event to learn from top academic researchers about the magnitude of scheduling issues in Washington State, then hear food & retail workers speak out about their own scheduling nightmares and call for the state legislature to pass a statewide secure scheduling law.
This week, the Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) released its latest draft proposal in the process of updating its overtime rules – a change that could be one of the biggest advances for workers since the fight for $15.
History, made: Seattle City Council has voted unanimously to pass a groundbreaking municipal Domestic Workers Bill of Rights which ensures nannies & house cleaners get the basic rights and benefits every worker needs — including power on the job.
Nannies & house cleaners are making history today: Seattle City Council is set to vote on a municipal Domestic Workers Bill of Rights which ends the exclusion of nannies & house cleaners from the basic rights and benefits every worker needs. The groundbreaking law establishes a new model of worker power — a first-in-the-nation Domestic Workers Standards Board, which empowers workers & employers to come together to effectively set industry standards on wages, benefits, training, and other issues.