Just Hours

The Just Hours campaign seeks to create fair and stable hours for retail workers. One in Nine Americans work in retail – yet corporate retailers’ abusive part-time scheduling practices are causing a crisis of underemployment for retail workers. Workers struggle not just with shrinking hours but also unpredictable schedules that change with little notice.

Scheduling practices affect how much retail workers take home in pay, whether or not they receive health benefits, and workers’ ability to balance life and work. We can’t afford to be short-changed by this important job creating industry. It’s time for family-sustaining jobs in retail.

Just Hours is building power to restore a fair workweek through:

      • Corporate Accountability: Mobilizing workers and allies to address the most abusive just-in-time practices at major retailers
      • Legal Enforcement:  Fighting wage theft and scheduling discrimination through legal action
      • Policy Change:  Advancing city and state legislative solutions for predictable  and fair scheduling


      Just Hours for working parents


      Just Hours is a growing coalition of community, labor and policy partners:

      Retail Action Project (RAP), the Center for Frontline Retail, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU, UFCW), A Better Balance, National Employment Law Project (NELP), ALIGN, The Black Institute, Center for Popular Democracy, CLASP, Demos, Family Values At Work, Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES), Interfaith Worker Justice, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, Jobs with Justice, Make the Road NY, Moms Rising, 9to5 National Association of Working Women, National Partnership for Women and Families, New Economy Project, New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE), New York Communities for Change (NYCC), Queers for Economic Justice, Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York, Workers Defense League, Working Families Party, Women Employed, Young Workers United.