Job Schedules:The Facts

September 16, 2014

Listen to the Audio Conference or view the transcript.

The number of hours a job provides, as well as the schedules the job offers, is important to all workers. A growing number of employees have volatile work schedules, and many fear retaliation if they ask for any kind of change. To tackle the problem, The Schedules that Work Act has been introduced in Congress. U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a co-sponsor of the legislation explains why she believes in fair jobs schedules and the kinds of facts that should motivate public policy around scheduling. Speakers also discuss the latest research on volatile schedules, including findings about their prevalence, which sectors they affect, the demographics of workers with erratic schedules, and the effects on workers' families and children.

This September 10th National Audio Conference was hosted by the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and co-sponsored with the Center for Popular Democracy and the National Women's Law Center, features:

  • Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senator, Massachusetts;
  • Susan Lambert, University of Chicago;
  • Maureen Perry-Jenkins, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; and
  • Olivia Golden, Executive Director, CLASP.
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