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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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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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Jan27

Walmart Worker at the State of the Union Speech

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Who should be invited to attend the State of the Union address? In The New York Times’ Room for Debate blog, RAP’s Carrie Gleason writes about Anthony Goytia and how he should represent low-wage workers at this year’s speech. Anthony Goytia works for America’s largest employer – Walmart. For over a year, he has toiled as [...]

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Oct03

Applications open for fall Member Organizing Training!

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RAP’s Member Organizing Training (MOT) program is a 6-month intensive training program that develops the organizing and leadership skills of contributing RAP members who want to learn how to become leaders in workplace change. You’ll get the training, skills and hands-on experience you’ll to build power in stores and across the retail industry. The fall [...]

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Sep26

Uninsured? RAP can help you get free or low-cost health care!

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  Uninsured? RAP’s got you covered! Call our hotline today at 917.602.4356. Not getting health benefits at work? Make a FREE appointment with a RAP healthcare access navigator to determine if you and your family qualify for free or low cost health insurance through the NY State of Health Marketplace.  What’s up with the new healthcare [...]

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