On Nov. 14, UFCW members went to Capitol Hill to meet with Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) and other members of Congress to support the Schedules That Work Act and continue the march towards more stable schedules for hard-working families. Just a few weeks ago, members of the UFCW Women’s Network from 11 different states also raised this issue with their representatives and senators with the goal of building a better life for not just our union family, but for all workers who have earned and deserve to be treated with dignity on the job.
The Schedules That Work Act provides retail, food service and cleaning workers with two weeks advanced notice of their schedules, helping them plan their day-to-day lives as parents, students, and caretakers.
James, a Walmart associate from Dallas and advocate for Making Change at Walmart, spoke at a press conference with Rep. DeLauro in support of the Schedules That Work Act. James talked about the high turnover rate at his nonunion, retail store, and made the point that by fighting for fair and predictable schedules, workers can better cultivate a working environment that feels welcoming and empowering.