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The Fair Workweek: Advancing Equal Pay and Equal Opportunity in Your City

Women, communities of color and young people are increasingly employed in low-wage, no-benefit jobs in industries like retail, restaurants, and healthcare, which rely on large part-time workforces. These industries are shifting to just-in-time scheduling practices, which fuel massive under-employment and economic insecurity for workers.

Workers who are already struggling often cannot predict their hours or pay, making it very difficult to attend school, care for family, or secure a second job. These harmful scheduling trends are depressing workers’ earnings, increasing family stress and hindering economic opportunity. A fair workweek is essential to addressing income inequality and ensuring equal pay and equal opportunity for the rising American electorate. We hosted a Webinar on this exciting new policy agenda and leading advocates and elected officials presented innovative local policy solutions for a fair workweek and provide strategies for municipalities to improve the lives of low-wage workers.
Featured presenters included:

  • Supervisor Eric Mar, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
  • Gordon Mar, Executive Director, Jobs with Justice San Francisco
  • Sherry Leiwant, Co-President, A Better Balance
  • Tsedeye Gebreselassie, Senior Staff Attorney, the National Employment Law Project
  • Liz Watson, Director of Workplace Justice, the National Women’s Law Center
  • Moderated by: Carrie Gleason, Director of the Fair Workweek Initiative, Center for Popular Democracy

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