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Fair Work Schedules

by United State of Women | Updated on 5.4.18

Promote fair schedules that reflect workers’ need for predictability, stability and control. Learn more, and take action above or below.


Meeting work obligations that frequently shift with little notice and cause unpredictable fluctuations in income can be difficult for almost anyone, but it is especially challenging for parents and others with family caregiving obligations outside of work. Work schedule instability creates obstacles to accessing stable, quality child care and leads to stress that harms entire families. Because women continue to shoulder the lion’s share of family caregiving responsibilities, they are particularly harmed by unstable, unpredictable, and inflexible work schedules.

Solutions:

– Curb abusive scheduling practices and give working people the right to request schedule predictability and flexibility without retaliation.

– Highlight the importance of fair workplace policies for women and families.

– Recognize and support those employers who provide living wages, robust, family-sustaining benefits, and fair work schedules to their employees.


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  • Veronica
    05/04/2018
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    Work schedule is so important. Your trying to make money yet go to school or raise a family at the same time. Figuring out how to manage your work life and personal life is important.

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  • lizm-oregon-dist2
    05/06/2018
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    If we actually care about "families" so much why do we allow companies to ruin our ability to be great parents and caretakers of our elders. When we worry that "things are getting worse" - what we often mean is it is becoming impossible to do all we need to do for our kids and our parents. Work schedule stability is a huge part of the problem.

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  • lizm-oregon-dist2
    05/06/2018
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    Also - every work place needs childcare available at the very least for emergencies.

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  • Deandre
    04/24/2018
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    Yea, if you are in a tight schedule you should have the ability to work around so you can either go home and watch your family or be able to take your kid to school and so on and so forth.

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  • Jason
    04/30/2018
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    Im witnessing my sister struggle with two toddlers because she can't really see them and care for them as much as she'd like too. Her work schedule is from early morning to late evening. Having a nice schedule is very important to her.

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