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of hourly workers have little to no input into their daily work schedules
A FAIR WORKWEEK IN CHICAGO
Chicago’s economy is fueled by growth in retail, food service, hospitality, and healthcare.
Yet too many people working in these hourly service jobs can’t keep up with unpredictable, last-minute, fluctuating workweeks over which they have no control. These practices have caused profound insecurity for working families, making it difficult to predict their income from week to week, make time for school, or care for children.
After 2 ½ years of negotiations, aldermen stood one by one to praise Lightfoot for muscling through the measure — and convincing skeptical aldermen and vehemently opposed business groups to get on board the train.
Employers in Chicago will be required to provide their employees with “fair and equitable” work schedules or face hefty fines under the most expansive predictive scheduling ordinance in the country.