This summer, LERC and the Oregon AFL-CIO are taking advantage of Zoom to bring national experts and labor leaders to Oregon union members.
A new LERC and UO Sociology study on the impacts of the first statewide Fair Workweek law finds “Persistent Unpredictability” in Oregon retail, food services, and hospitality workers’ schedules, as employers find ways to continue changing workers’ schedules at the last minute and avoid paying predictability pay.
While the law is a first step in addressing unstable scheduling practices and increases advance notice and ensures workers have the right to rest between shifts, certain provisions, such as the voluntary standby list, leave room for improvement. MORE …
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