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You are welcome to come by during the following times to discuss what's going on at work, your interests, and ideas to build a movement for justice in retail. If our drop-in hours don’t fit your schedule, call Jonathan at 917.244.8495 for a time to meet.

Check out RAP's expanded member office hours!


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VIDEO: Retail Reality – Shifty Business

Schedules gone wild have become the industry norm. If you’ve ever had a crazy work schedule in retail and wondered why, watch now.

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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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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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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 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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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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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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Applications open for fall Member Organizing Training!


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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