Fast-Food Workers Fight for More Predictable Schedules

July 17, 2017

New laws require hourly employees to be scheduled two weeks in advance

The Fight for $15 labor movement has helped win higher wages for fast-food employees in several states, and now labor advocates are looking to improve standards of living for hourly workers in another way: more predictable scheduling.

In June, New York City passed a measure that requires fast-food restaurants to inform workers of their scheduled hours at least two weeks in advance, and be required to pay workers extra in the case of last-minute shift changes. A similar law is now awaiting the governor’s signature in Oregon, Reuters