After billion-dollar food delivery app Postmates cut pay by 30% and even eliminated a $4-per-job pay guarantee, workers are fighting back & taking action to raise pay. They’re calling it a Blitz Up, and it’s the first-ever nationwide action by food delivery workers in the gig economy.
It might very well be a first in Washington state legislative history — a bill affecting people who work at strip clubs that was actually initiated by people who work at strip clubs. Now that bill, HB 1756, has advanced to to the floor of the State House.
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.