Webinar: Fair Scheduling On the Coasts: A Look at Research and Campaigns in NYC and LA

January 31, 2017 | Liz Ben-Ishai, Harold Stolper, Brad Lander, Saba Waheed, Aiha Nguyen, Elianne Farhat

On January 31, 2017, CLASP hosted a webinar exploring fair scheduling advocacy and research in New York City and Los Angeles.

Across the country – up and down the coasts and everywhere in between – low-wage workers are struggling with volatile scheduling practices. A new report from the Community Service Society finds that low-income workers in New York City are disproportionately affected by unpredictable schedules, with many struggling to keep they their jobs, pay their bills, and move ahead economically as a result. And new research from the UCLA Labor Center and CLASP shows that most young service sector workers in Los Angeles County receive little advance notice or input into their schedules. Moreover, many are barely getting by due to insufficient hours.

On this webinar, we heard from the researchers behind both reports, and learned how advocates are tackling unfair scheduling practices in both cities.

Speakers included:

  • Harold Stolper, Senior Labor Economist, Community Service Society (CSS)
  • Brad Lander, New York City Council Member
  • Saba Waheed, Research Director, UCLA Labor Center
  • Aiha Nguyen, Director, Shop Well LA Project, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)
  • Elianne Farhat, Deputy Campaign Director, Center for Popular Democracy (CPD)

Presentation materials:

Fair Scheduling On the Coasts: A Look at Research and Campaigns in NYC and LA Slides

Juggling Time: Young Workers and Scheduling Practices in the L.A. County Service Sector

Unpredictable: How Unpredictable Schedules Keep Low-Income New Yorkers From Getting Ahead

A Fair Work Week for New Yorkers: New York City Council Legislation

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