Restoring A Fair Workweek
January 18, 2020
Resources to help state legislators restore a Fair Workweek for workers.

State Policies to Combat Abusive Scheduling Practices

By the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) and SiX

Today a majority of working Americans – over 80 million people – clock into a job with an hourly wage. As millions of families benefit from higher minimum wages (thanks to the work of many of you!), these victories are undermined by unstable work hours. Many hourly workers are expected to be available 24/7 to work part-time jobs with no guaranteed hours, and experience huge fluctuations in weekly income.

That’s why we’ve teamed up with the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) to bring you resources on how you can restore a Fair Workweek for workers in your states.

See below for a new policy brief, video and audio interviews with experts, an example op-ed, and sample social media. 

Download the brief here.

We all need a workweek we can count on – one that allows all of us to care for our families, stay healthy, and get ahead. This new policy brief outlines the problem, the research, and the ways to create new work hour protections that ensure that hourly workers at large service-sector chains have a greater voice in their workweek, predictable schedules, and the opportunity to work full time. 

Also check out these video and audio interviews on Fair Workweek legislation that break down research on the problem, policy reforms, and legislative strategy:

Fair Workweek Legislation in New Jersey
Six Questions from SiX with Assemblywoman Brittnee N. Timberlake 

How Fair Workweek Legislation Is Good for Workers
Six Questions from SiX with Rachel Deutsch, CPD Supervising Attorney for Worker Justice  

The Legislative Strategy
Six Questions from SiX with Washington Rep. Nicole Macri 

The Research:
Six Questions from SiX with Daniel Schneider, Shift Project Co-Director

Also check out this op-ed by sponsors of Fair Workweek legislation in Washington, Rep. Nicole Macri and Sen. Rebecca Saldaña 

Please let us know if you are interested in further resources and connections on Fair Workweek legislation in your state. Reach out to [email protected] anytime. 

What to Read Next

What Just Happened in the States
What Just Happened in the States

Structural barriers kept control of state legislatures largely the same, but multi-racial community coalitions succeeded in electing diverse candidates and passing progressive laws by ballot measure.