Fair Workweek LA is a coalition of labor, community groups, health advocates, and retail workers fighting for a Fair Workweek in the city of Los Angeles. We are advocating for a comprehensive policy for retail workers to have a fair schedule.
The retail industry is the second largest employer in Los Angeles, with over 140,000 retail workers in the city. Los Angeles needs to fight for a comprehensive Fair Workweek policy to make retail work more just for these thousands of workers. We must expand on what other cities have done and create a model for other cities to follow.
Retail workers deal with low wages and many other challenges, including last-minute scheduling changes, no time off for emergencies or special events, and unpredictable schedules from week to week that means they can’t plan ahead for family, school, and additional work commitments.
Additionally, unstable work hours can lead to poor health. Stress, anxiety, lack of sleep, irregular meal times, and missed medical appointments are just a few ways unfair workweeks can hurt workers.
Unfair scheduling is impacting a huge number of working families and Los Angeles needs a citywide solution. This is why Fair Workweek LA is working on a policy change.