Pass the Fair Workweek Bill

To be delivered to Governor Charlie Baker, The Massachusetts State House, The Massachusetts State Senate

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We need to pass “An Act relative to the scheduling of employees” (S.1110 and H.3384), The Fair Workweek Bill, because all workers deserve the chance to build stable lives for themselves and their families, but for many, erratic work schedules make stability almost impossible. Hours can be assigned arbitrarily at an employer’s discretion and changed with no advance notice, leaving workers to cope with fluctuating paychecks and constant problems coordinating child and elder care, second and third jobs, and further education or professional development. Women, people of color, and low-wage workers are the most impacted.  

To: To be delivered to Governor Charlie Baker, The Massachusetts State House, The Massachusetts State Senate
From: [Your Name]

To Massachusetts Legislators:

We the undersigned are writing to show support for the bill, “An Act relative to the scheduling of employees” (S.1110 and H.3384), The Fair Workweek Bill, because all workers deserve the chance to build stable lives for themselves and their families, but for many, erratic work schedules make stability almost impossible. Hours can be assigned arbitrarily at an employer’s discretion and changed with no advance notice, leaving workers to cope with fluctuating paychecks and constant problems coordinating child and elder care, second and third jobs, and further education or professional development. Women, people of color, and low-wage workers are the most impacted.

We support The Fair Work Week Bill bill because for the first time, workers in restaurants, retail establishments, and the hospitality industry would be able to count on:

- The right to 14 days advance notice of hours
- The right to request specific hours without retaliation from the employer
- The right to rest for 11 hours between shifts
- The right to be offered any additional available hours before an employer can hire a new employee to fill them
- The right to collect unemployment benefits when an employer’s failure to comply with Fair Scheduling practices is the worker’s reason for leaving a job

Please pass this legislation.