Scheduling Bill Supports Workers Earning Low Wages

This statement can be attributed to Pronita Gupta, director of job quality at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP).

The Center for Law and Social Policy is proud to support the Schedules that Work Act. One in six workers report having a schedule that varies based on the needs of their employer, and the prevalence of erratic scheduling is especially high for women, people of color, immigrants, and low-wage workers. These volatile scheduling practices can affect a worker’s ability to secure additional employment, attend education and training programs, access quality child care for their children, and cause undue harm to the wellbeing and economic stability of employees and their families.

The Schedules that Work Act will offer working people more certainty about their schedules and income by providing them the right to request flexible, stable, and predictable schedules. It will also create new standards for specific low-wage industries with erratic scheduling practices, ensuring that low-wage jobs provide greater stability and more regular and predictable wages. We applaud Representative DeLauro for introducing this important legislation.