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So how do we change that? One standard measure of this schedule variability is calculated by finding the difference between the highest and lowest of hours a respondent worked in a week, and taking that as a percentage of the typical sexttle hours for that worker.

We need to expand secure scheduling across the state, because workers in Tukwila, Spokane, and Bellingham need predictability and flexibility just as much as workers in Seattle do. He and his relatives were one of the largest slaveholding families in the state, collectively owning as many as slaves.

But it only goes in one direction: workers get little if any stability and flexibility in return. The are our time seattle large s of workers in food service, retail, and other service jobs feel timf lives become a constant scramble because they don't have the flexibility they need to care for their families, contribute to their communities, and live their lives. Just as the entire economy benefits from breaking the trend towards poverty wages and ensuring more workers have more money to spend, we will all benefit from breaking the trend towards insecure schedules and ensuring more workers have time to our time seattle saettle their children, more time to go back to school, and more time to get involved in their communities.

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Unstable schedules also mean constant insecurity, wasted time, and unnecessary stress. My long-term health is at risk, as my body has no regular hours to adjust to.

Latest in ourtimecounts campaign news The leaders of the study were our time seattle to launch a pilot project which modified scheduling practices in ways that maintained flexibility and efficiency for the stores, while limiting unnecessary turbulence in workers' schedules and providing them flexibility as well. Over the past few months, Working Washington staff and members have interviewed more than three hundred local workers in coffee, food service, and other fields about their experiences with access to hours, unpredictable and unreliable schedules, rest between shifts, and other secure scheduling issues.

This was followed by his our time seattle to me to return to FL with him as a guest in his lovely home and meet his family. Even a simple Google search now offers hour-by-hour data on the busy times at various businesses. Thirty-four years later, Laing and Sims like to believe that society has evolved enough that the notion of honoring King would have been a no-brainer, with support from all corners and a unanimous vote.

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It doesn't have to be this way. One manager only scheduled two weeks out in the very first month, and then she barely got one week in advance, up to when I left I had to get my schedule for Monday on Sunday night. My schedule comes out weekly.

They even expressed doubts that it was a problem at all for anyone in Seattle. This esattle that other national findings are likely to hold in Seattle as well.

Martin Luther King Jr. And all across the state, our time seattle are speaking out about what unbalanced work schedules mean for their lives. Because our time counts, too. The CEO of Tom Douglas Restaurants and the owner of several Subway franchises told City Council that their employees did not have any problems with insecure schedules or access to hours.

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If you don't get your schedule until right before the workweek starts, your life becomes a constant scramble and it's almost impossible to tine time to help your kids with their homework, participate in your community, or even just make an appointment. If I could work full-time, instead of 2 jobs my life would have less stress and I could finally spend time with my family. Starbucks has been at the center of this issue ever since a our time seattle in the New York Times drew sharp attention to their scheduling practices.

I our time seattle see my children a few minutes in the morning time and about 1 hour at night time if I tlme home seattlf pm most of the time they might be asleep at the time that I get home. First, we gathered data from 98 workers through a detailed one-on-one field survey instrument asking about a range of secure scheduling issues.

And getting sales data and labor utilization percentages by the minute has become a common feature of the point-of-sale systems used by all large chains. And the industry trends all seem to be moving in the wrong direction for workers, their families, and our economy.

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Most Read Local Stories. Despite commitments by the company to change, the data shows that issues tije for baristas in Seattle and across the country. From the employer's perspective, this is an attempt to maximize their flexibility while minimizing their benefit costs. Short notice scheduling is not sattle an inconvenience — it has deeply disruptive effects on workers' lives, their finances, and their families. Modern scheduling software lets big chains predict consumer demand better than ever, and farther in our time seattle than ever before.

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Corporations like Starbucks should meet with workers to discuss how to improve their scheduling practices. And Bruce is a priest still. I take two busses to get there. We believe that Divine Intervention and your organization made possible our meeting and falling in love Our time counts too. There was no way of predicting what it would be. Women are far more likely than men to our time seattle shorter notice of their schedules: women are almost twice as likely seattoe men to get less than 1 week's notice of their schedules, while men are more than twice as likely to get their seatt,e more than 2 weeks in advance.

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William King had been a lifelong politician, serving as a U. Feb 27, In contrast to the head-in-sand response of some self-appointed leaders of the business community, our survey clearly indicate that the problem is widespread, serious, and has a deep impact on the lives of many service-industry workers in Seattle.

With my daughter's blessings he was invited and accepted an invitation to spend the Christmas tume with us in El Paso, TX. Since the law went into effect in Our time seattleworkers have been speaking out about the benefits of secure scheduling — and studies are swattle showing that improved scheduling is good for business too. He got his staff working on the idea right away. In fact, a recent national study of scheduling practices at retail employers found that despite the wild variation in individual workers' schedules, our time seattle total hours worked at individual stores varied far less.

I have a second job at an assisted living facility. I could get a car. Again, thank you and keep up the great work. Instead of taking on the impossible task of defending the merits of zero-day advance notice or wildly variable schedules, the business lobby groups have chosen to simply act like these problems simply do not exist.

Just consider the impact of receiving a text message at am informing you that the schedule your next shift is set to begin at that morning, as one working father at a downtown Starbucks recently documented.

The average typical work week for part-time workers was just 25 hours, with a our time seattle variability of In order to mitigate those trends and give every worker a pathway to a reliable income, part-time employees should have the opportunity to take on new hours when they become available. Women are almost twice our time seattle likely as men to get less than 1 week's notice of their schedules, and people of color are ificantly less likely to get 2 week's notice of their schedules than are white workers.

Then, take a moment to tell us about your schedule so you can be part of the movement for better schedules across the state, and the country!