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Collateral Damage: Scheduling Challenges for Workers in Low-Wage Jobs and Their Consequences

An updated resource from the National Women’s Law Center, “Collateral Damage: Scheduling Challenges for Workers in Low-Wage Jobs and Their Consequences,” describes the range of difficult work schedules facing workers in low-wage jobs—lack of control over the timing of work hours, schedules that are assigned at the last minute, hours that fluctuate radically from week to week or month to month, and involuntary part-time work. This brief report explains the extent of these problems and their particular impact on women, who make up the majority of low-wage workers and also shoulder a disproportionate share of caregiving responsibilities. The report also documents the fallout from challenging work schedules for workers and their families.