Urge your state legislators to co-sponsor workers' rights bills in South Carolina
Workers deserve more rights
We live in a culture where corporations simply have too much power. Currently, they can:
- Ask us to sign away our rights
- Push us out of our jobs for any reason or no reason
- Work while grieving a loved one
- Check our credit in the hiring process
- Fail to conduct investigations for reports of sexual harassment
- Discriminate against those suffering from domestic violence
- Retaliate against injured workers
- Make it difficult for us to leave toxic workplaces when our healthcare is tied to our jobs
- Silence us when we've been abused
- Pay some workers below minimum wage
- Not grant sufficient sick leave amid COVID-19
- Conduct abusive scheduling practices
- Avoid accountability for discrimination through wages and promotions
- Steal wages
- Block public employees from striking
- Ask about our desired salary ranges, which has a discriminatory impact
- Verbally abuse and sabotage workers with zero accountability
We can change this toxic culture for workers through by passing these bills into law:
Credit history, H3317
This bill will prohibit employers from asking prospective employees for their credit history.
Criminal history, S793
This bill will prohibit employers from asking prospective employees for their criminal history.
Minimum wage, S634/H3341 and H3675
The bill will increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour ($17 per hour for H3675).
Paid sick leave, H3469
This bill will provide for accrued paid sick leave.
Pay equity, S514
This bill will make it unlawful for employers to pay wages to any employee at a rate less than the rate paid to employees of another race; religion; color; sex, including gender identity and sexual orientation; age; national origin; or disability status for comparable work, if viewed as a composite of skill, effort, and responsibility and performed under similar working conditions, with exceptions.