Posts Tagged ‘low wage’

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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Apr10

Workers coming to America for exploitative poverty-wage jobs?

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by: Andres Lues I’ve spent the last semester interning at the Retail Action Project while I work on my master’s degree in labor studies at the CUNY Murphy Institute.  One of my most inspiring moments over the last few months happened when I met students hailing from South America and Asia who had to come to […]

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Aug06

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW: Why Good Jobs are Good for Retailers

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by: Zaynep Ton, MIT Almost one-fifth of American workers have bad jobs. They endure low wages, poor benefits, schedules that change with little—if any—notice, and few opportunities for advancement. The conventional wisdom is that many companies have no choice but to offer bad jobs—especially retailers whose business models entail competing on low prices. If retailers invest more […]

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