Today, the CA State Assembly Labor Committee voted on AB 357, the Fair Scheduling Act. Below is a statement from UFCW Western States Executive Director on the successful vote:
“We applaud the authors Assemblymembers David Chiu, Dr. Shirley Weber and Senator Connie Leyva for lifting this issue onto the national stage and appreciate the support from labor committee members McCarty, Chu, Thurmond and Chairman Hernandez for voting to pass AB 357 out of committee.
“Asm. Evan Low’s failure to vote on the Fair Scheduling Act raises a critical question for his constituents: does he stand with big businesses that send corporate green cash flowing to elected leaders or does he stand with the thousands of constituents in his district and California who are impacted by unfair schedules and the chaos it causes in their life?
“The Los Angeles Times agrees, the National Women’s Law Center, the Western Center on Law and Poverty and the United Food and Commercial Workers all agree workers low-wage jobs need reasonable notice of their work schedules so they can work additional jobs and find care for their kids.
“Especially given the high levels of economic disparity in his Silicon Valley district, we would expect Evan Low to take a stand alongside hard-working moms and dads whose only shot to escape poverty is by working two or three jobs. Otherwise, it will be clear he’s on the side of greedy global corporations who make billions squeezing pennies from the pockets of struggling workers.”