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Trapped In Part-Time: Walmart’s Phantom Ladder of Opportunity

Walmart drives working conditions in retail. Walmart’s size is unparalleled: with 1.5 million American workers, the company is the largest corporate employer and the largest low-wage employer in the...

06/13/2018 | Restoring a Fair Workweek

National Survey of Retail Workers: Key Insights for Workforce Development

As the nation’s largest private employer, retail is a significant driver of both national and regional economies and employs 10 percent of the private sector workforce.

03/2/2018 | Restoring a Fair Workweek

Minimum Hours for Maximum Impact: Creating Family-Sustaining Building Service Jobs in Today's Economy

As momentum for raising minimum wages builds across the country, minimum hours will complete the equation, stabilizing the incomes of the majority (60 percent) of working Americans who are paid by...

05/2/2016 | Restoring a Fair Workweek

A Hidden Crisis: Underemployment in Silicon Valley's Hourly Workforce

Silicon Valley is among the most prosperous regions in the United States. Yet one-third of workers in San Jose earn less in a year than the average annual rent for a one-bedroom home, and even more...

04/20/2016 | Restoring a Fair Workweek

Wages And Hours: Why Workers in Emeryville’s Service Sector Need a Fair Workweek

Most Americans are paid by the hour, yet today’s workweek is changing—the 40-hour workweek and the 8-hour day are no longer the norm for a significant portion of the workforce. Labor standards have...

03/22/2016 | Center for Popular Democracy, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment & East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy | Restoring a Fair Workweek

Data Brief: Retail Jobs Today

“Retail salesperson” is now the most common occupation in the country. One in ten workers – over 16 million people – are employed in retail, and the industry is projected to continue keeping pace...

01/18/2016 | Restoring a Fair Workweek

The Grind: Striving for Scheduling Fairness at Starbucks

A 2015 nationwide survey of Starbucks workers reveals that the company is not living up to its commitment to provide predictable, sustainable schedules to its workforce. Starbucks’ frontline...

09/23/2015 | Aditi Sen and Carrie Gleason | Restoring a Fair Workweek

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