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The pressure's on the Federal Reserve to make a diverse pick for Atlanta post

The selection of a regional Federal Reserve bank president normally takes place in relative obscurity, followed only by local business leaders, financial executives and analysts who track monetary...

01/3/2017 | LA Times | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up
12/30/2016 | Published by: Allure Magazine
12/30/2016

Versace Sued for Allegedly Using a Code Word to Profile Black Shoppers (Update)

Versace Sued for Allegedly Using a Code Word to Profile Black Shoppers (Update)

Update: December 30, 2016, 12:00 p.m. EST: Versace has issued a statement affirming its commitment to equality: “Versace believes strongly in equal opportunity, as an employer and a retailer. We...

12/30/2016 | Allure Magazine | Combating Wage Theft, Improving Job Quality
12/28/2016 | Published by: Legal News Line
12/28/2016

Six national retailers agree to stop using on-call shift scheduling tactics

Six national retailers agree to stop using on-call shift scheduling tactics

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Dec. 20 that six major retailers have agreed to stop using on-call shift scheduling after an inquiry by a...

12/28/2016 | Legal News Line | Restoring a Fair Workweek
12/22/2016 | Published by: Orchard Park Bee
12/22/2016

Attorney general reaches agreement with companies to stop on-call scheduling

Attorney general reaches agreement with companies to stop on-call scheduling

 Several major retailers across the state and in Western New York have agreed to end on-call shift scheduling.

The announcement came from Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who has worked...

12/22/2016 | Orchard Park Bee | Restoring a Fair Workweek

Disney, PacSun, and Other Major Retailers Give Surprise Christmas Present to Employees

This season, nearly 50,000 employees at six major retailers nationwide are getting a gift that will reduce their work stress and get them some holiday cheer: An end to on-call scheduling.

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12/22/2016 | NBC News | Restoring a Fair Workweek
12/20/2016 | Published by: Long Island Business News
12/20/2016

Six retailers agree to end on-call scheduling: AG Schneiderman

Six retailers agree to end on-call scheduling: AG Schneiderman

Six national retailers will cease to use on-call scheduling methods for employees nationwide following a multistate investigation, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced in a press...

12/20/2016 | Long Island Business News | Restoring a Fair Workweek
12/20/2016 | Published by: New York Business Journal
12/20/2016

Aeropostale, Disney and other retailers pledge to stop on-call shift scheduling

Aeropostale, Disney and other retailers pledge to stop on-call shift scheduling

Imagine waking up and not knowing whether you were scheduled to work. Add on to that the chaotic burden of finding a babysitter last minute.

These six companies — Aeropostale, Carter’s,...

12/20/2016 | New York Business Journal | Restoring a Fair Workweek
12/20/2016 | Published by: Christian Science Monitor (syndicated in Business Insider)
12/20/2016

Why retailers are moving away from ‘on-call’ shift scheduling

Why retailers are moving away from ‘on-call’ shift scheduling

For more than two decades, workers in the retail and restaurant industries have struggled to balance family life and other obligations with jobs that demand they be “on call.” Now, under legal...

12/20/2016 | Christian Science Monitor (syndicated in Business Insider) | Restoring a Fair Workweek
12/14/2016 | Published by: New York Times
12/14/2016

Fed Raises Key Interest Rate, Citing Strengthening Economy

Fed Raises Key Interest Rate, Citing Strengthening Economy

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate Wednesday for just the second time since the financial crisis of 2008, saying the American economy is expanding at a healthy...

12/14/2016 | New York Times | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up
12/13/2016 | Published by: CNBC (syndicated in Yahoo! Finance)
12/13/2016

The Fed can't afford to ignore the 'anguished cry' of working people

The Fed can't afford to ignore the 'anguished cry' of working people

The narrative emerging from the aftermath of the 2016 election is that Donald Trump won the U.S. presidency on the back of populist economic insecurity, elected by voters who felt left behind by a...

12/13/2016 | CNBC (syndicated in Yahoo! Finance) | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

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