Just Released: Unstable scheduling policy brief

RAP's Just Hours campaign teamed up with CLASP and Women Employed to release this new brief on policy solutions to just-in-time scheduling. Read the report here.

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Victory at Victoria’s Secret!

Victoria's Secret flagship workers with the #JustHours campaign organized to improve pay and hours at their store. The result? Significant raises across the board for all workers in the company's Manhattan stores!

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Discounted Jobs Report

RAP members surveyed hundreds of retail workers across NYC’s five boroughs to bring you this groundbreaking report on the state of current retail jobs by Professor Stephanie Luce of CUNY Murphy Institute and RAP's Naoki Fujita. Download your copy here.

Retail Action Project and its members are building a new movement in the retail industry to define the future of retail jobs. Workers across New York city are finding opportunities for education, networking, and career advancement through RAP membership.

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Recent Updates

Apr11

Why is credit history discrimination unfair and bad for the economy?

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Today, Retail Action Project (RAP) members rallied around City Councilmembers Brad Lander and Deborah Rose, who re-introduced a bill making it illegal to discriminate against job candidates based on their credit histories. The bill also restricts the use of credit checks for any promotion, demotion, or compensation decisions. RAP is a part of the NYC coalition [...]

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Apr10

RAP helps introduce NYC bill to end job discrimination based on credit

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April 10, 2014 For Immediate Release Contact: Darrah Sipe darrah@retailactionproject.org Phone: 646.490-5925 NEW YORK, N.Y. – Today, Retail Action Project (RAP) members rallied around City Councilmembers Brad Lander and Deborah Rose, who re-introduced a bill making it illegal to discriminate against job candidates based on their credit histories. The bill also restricts the use of [...]

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Apr03

Melvin’s Musings: Paid Sick Days

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RAP member Melvin Jefferson is starting a periodic blog series on issues affecting retail workers. He will chronicle RAP members’ efforts to improve conditions in their stores and across the industry. Check out his first post below! The Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, recently enacted paid sick days legislation that expanded the [...]

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Mar10

Policy Brief Release: Tackling Unstable and Unpredictable Work Schedules

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  March 10, 2014 Contact: Darrah Sipe – (347) 446-1270 or darrah@retailactionproject.org Policy Brief Released Today: Tackling Unstable and Unpredictable Work Schedules “Just-in-Time” Scheduling Policies Leave Workers Guessing About Pay, Lead to High Turnover New York, NY – A new report by the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), Retail Action Project [...]

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Mar07

Tackling Unstable and Unpredictable Work Schedules

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Tackling Unstable and Unpredictable Work Schedules: A Policy Brief on Guaranteed Minimum Hours and Reporting Pay Policies by the Center for Law and Social Policy, Retail Action Project, and Women Employed Imagine if your work schedule changed from week to week or even from day to day, jumping from night shifts to day shifts. Imagine being [...]

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