Fair Workweek Victories!

Fair Workweek Victories!

Many of you follow OLÉ’s campaign to win earned sick days and predictable scheduling for everyone in Albuquerque. Last week, yet another retailer, the Gap, announced that they are responding to the Fair Workweek movement by ending on-call shifts.

Congratulations to everyone who works at Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy!

Meanwhile, the national press continues to follow our Fair Workweek campaign in Albuquerque. The New York Times  featured our leader, Kris Buchmann, in a story about how predictable scheduling has a critical impact on early childhood development. There is a clear connection between our Fair Workweek campaign and our fight to make high-quality preschool education something that every child in New Mexico has access to.

Advocates Keep Fighting for Workweek Fairness — Next City
The Perils of Ever-Changing Work Schedules Extend to Children’s Well-Being — New York Times

I think we are onto something. OLÉ and its friends are now setting our sites on Starbucks, asking them to join the Gap, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Victoria’s Secret is announcing an end to on-call shifts.

If you or someone you know works at Starbucks and wants to learn more about this effort,
please contact us at organize@olenm.org.

Delivered Letters to Mayor Berry to Raise the Minimum Wage


mayor berry

We delivered hundreds of letters to the Mayor’s office with this as the main message:

Monday, November 19, 2012
Dear Mayor Berry:

As a community member, I would like to thank you for recognizing the voices of voters who made it very clear that minimum wage in Albuquerque needs to be raised to $8.50. Please reassure us, publicly, that you will not support any sort of repeal or legal action taken against the increase. As the leader of our city, it is important that you set the example of honoring democracy in action.
We look forward to your support.

Sincerely Yours,
The People of Albuquerque


If you would like to view the photo of this action, click HERE.