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RAP’s new Short-Shifted report

Thanks to the hard work of RAP members and Professor Stephanie Luce of CUNY, we collected the stories and experiences of NYC retail workers in relation to their work schedules. By highlighting these workers' personal experiences, RAP's new reported Short-Shifted takes an in-depth look at how "just-in-time" scheduling and underscheduling affect workers' quality of life.
 

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Check out RAP’s expanded member office hours!

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!

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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May02

Summer 2014: Member Organizing Training Applications!

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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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May01

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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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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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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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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