Have you been denied a job or promotion due to a credit check?

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Many employers, including retail stores, use credit checks during their employment screening process. Do you think that you’ve been denied a position due to a credit check? Take this survey to help us find out more about employers who are running unfair credit checks when hiring employees. NYC City Council is close to passing a […]

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Summer 2014: Member Organizing Training Applications!


Member Organizing Training: June 2014 – September 2014 Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 at 11:59pm RAP’s Member Organizing Training (MOT) is a 3-month intensive program that develops the organizing and leadership skills of RAP members who want to learn how to become leaders in workplace change. You’ll get the training, support and hands-on experience […]

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VIDEO: Retail Reality – Shifty Business released for May Day!

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RAP is excited to announce the release of a brand new, brilliantly animated video that explains how just-in-time scheduling works in retail! This video is our latest effort to educate retail workers and policy makers about the need for just hours: fair, stable and predictable schedules –  and explores who gets disproportionately affected by this […]

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


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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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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