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.