What’s at Stake Today

When an employer assigns shifts only a day or two ahead of time, or cancels them at the last minute, or when the hours an employee is scheduled to work fluctuate wildly from week to week, working people struggle to maintain stable child care, pursue education to advance their careers, get needed medical care — or simply get enough hours at their jobs to get by.

What Is NWLC Doing?

Unpredictable, unstable work schedules over which workers have little control have a cascade of negative consequences, both for working women and their families. But there’s a growing movement for new and strengthened workplace protections against unfair work schedules — and we’re at the forefront of that effort.

We are working to pass the Schedules That Work Act, which would give employees a voice in their work schedules and equip them with the tools they need to get more stable, predictable schedules. It would also lead to more productive and committed employees, lowering workforce turnover, helping build a sustainable economy, and promoting the health and well-being of working families. And we are partnering with state and local advocates to seek similar reforms across the country.