Press Releases

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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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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Aug21

Forever 21 Workers Fight for Just Hours after Demotions and Benefit Cuts

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Contact: Yana Walton E-mail: yana@retailactionproject.org Office: 646.490.5925 Cell: 646.453.9816   New York, NY – Employees at Forever 21 are fighting back against a devastating new policy enacted by the fast-fashion retail chain last week.  Last week, Forever 21 sent a letter to all non-managerial full time workers, terminating their health insurance, paid time off, and [...]

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Apr17

Juicy Couture workers with #JustHours protest cuts to hours & benefits at flagship store

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Contact: Yana Walton E-mail: yana@retailactionproject.org Office: 646.490.5925 Cell: 646.453.9816 New York, NY –  Workers at Juicy Couture’s flagship store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan are drawing attention to the high-end retailer’s recent replacement of good full-time jobs with part-time positions as part of the Just Hours Campaign to address the underemployment crisis caused by corporate [...]

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Jan11

Workers with Just Hours campaign protest underemployment at NRF during Bill Simon speech

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Media Advisory: RETAIL WORKERS TO PROTEST JUST-IN-TIME WORKFORCE PRACTICES AT NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION EXPO on JANUARY 15 at 9:30am Just Hours campaign holds Walmart’s CEO accountable for underemployment in industry Yana Walton, Retail Action Project O: 646-490-5925 C: 646-453-9816                                                 E-mail: yana@retailactionproject.org New York, NY:  As Walmart CEO Bill Simon delivers the keynote address at the National Retail Federation’s BIG Show Tuesday, [...]

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