Posts Tagged ‘retail’

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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Feb07

Spring 2013 Member Organizer Training Application

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Dates: February 19- May 10 2013 Application Deadline: February 12 at midnight The Member Organizer Training (MOT) program is a 12-week intensive training program that develops the organizing and leadership skills of active, contributing RAP members who want to push themselves to grow and become leaders for change in their workplace. The program aims to […]

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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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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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Jun23

NY Times Letter to the Editor: “Apple’s Retail Army, Long on Loyalty but Short on Pay”

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RAP Board Member Eno Awotoye sent a letter to the New York Times’ editor about compensation for Apple workers, “Apple’s Retail Army, Long on Loyalty but Short on Pay”. Read it first here: Great design or not, Apple products hardly “sell themselves.”  Customers expect individualized attention from associates with high levels of product knowledge who patiently […]

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