Thursday, August 13, 2015

Companies cut back on "on-call" scheduling of hourly workers, finally out of concern for their kids


The New York Times Business section Thursday reports that some retailers are cutting back on the oppressive contingent scheduling of workers, who must be on call to come to work even if not needed, which prevents them from making personal plans with their own lives.

It also affects their children, who are more likely to have learning problems, and take up smoking and drinking.

Abercombie and Fitch, and Williams-Somona are two of the companies stopping the on-call practice for hourly workers.
  
The article is “when shifting work-schedules hurt children’s well being,” link here
  
How does this play into the debate on paid parental leave?

  

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