Seattle workers won a major victory yesterday when the city council voted to approve a new law that would provide secure scheduling in the fast food and retail industries.
The law would require large employers to provide schedules at least two weeks in advance and to give workers an estimate of how many hours they can expect to work in a given week.
The proposed bill was passed unanimously by the council.
"Having access to a healthy work schedule should not be limited to those with a union card in their pocket," said John Scearcy, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters 117, addressing the council.
Our Union has been actively involved in the effort to win secure scheduling for Seattle workers and their families.