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RAP’s new Short-Shifted report

Thanks to the hard work of RAP members and Professor Stephanie Luce of CUNY, we collected the stories and experiences of NYC retail workers in relation to their work schedules. By highlighting these workers' personal experiences, RAP's new reported Short-Shifted takes an in-depth look at how "just-in-time" scheduling and underscheduling affect workers' quality of life.

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Check out RAP’s expanded member office hours!

You are welcome to come by during the following times to discuss what's going on at work, your interests, and ideas to build a movement for justice in retail. If our drop-in hours don’t fit your schedule, call Jonathan at 917.244.8495 for a time to meet.

Check out RAP's expanded member office hours!

VIDEO: Retail Reality – Shifty Business

Schedules gone wild have become the industry norm. If you’ve ever had a crazy work schedule in retail and wondered why, watch now.

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Retail Action Project and its members are building a new movement in the retail industry to define the future of retail jobs. Workers across New York city are finding opportunities for education, networking, and career advancement through RAP membership.

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#ChangeZara Campaign Update Video!

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Check out this video from one of our #ChangeZara worker leaders, Sharlene Santos, to learn about what the campaign has accomplished since May and our vision moving forward. 

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Have you been denied a job or promotion due to a credit check?

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Many employers, including retail stores, use credit checks during their employment screening process. Do you think that you’ve been denied a position due to a credit check? Take this survey to help us find out more about employers who are running unfair credit checks when hiring employees. NYC City Council is close to passing a […]

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Fall 2014 Member Organizing Training applications are open! Apply by Oct. 3rd


RAP’s Member Organizing Training (MOT) is a 3-month intensive program that develops the organizing and leadership skills of RAP members who want to learn how to become leaders in workplace change. You’ll get training, support, and hands-on experience to build power in stores and across the retail industry. The 2014 fall program runs from November […]

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Read the Short-Shifted report here. As the retail industry grows, it is adopting “lean” manufacturing practices to manage a part-time workforce. Retailers’ just-in-time scheduling practices take advantage of sophisticated software and an increasingly desperate workforce to cut labor costs to the bone. 

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A Tale of Two Macy’s

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Liz Watson, Kay Thompson, and Sasha Hammad

Reposted from Liz Watson at the National Women’s Law Center. Earlier today, I caught up with Kay Thompson and Sasha Hammad during a break at the White House Summit on Working Families. Kay spoke at the Summit about what having a predicable full-time schedule and a say in the timing of her work hours has meant […]

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