The Chicago Fair Workweek Coalition is working to bring stable schedules to hundreds of thousands of workers in Chicago because too many Chicagoans are either saddled with workweeks that never end or are working too few hours to make ends meet. Without enough say into their work hours, Chicago workers juggle the demand for constant availability and work schedules that change unpredictably. Whether just scraping by hour-by-hour or hardly getting a good night’s sleep, Chicago’s scheduling crisis has reached a breaking point.
Instead of using modern technology to deliver schedules that allow us to care for our families and meet business needs, corporations are playing games with working families’ time, and forcing moms and students to scramble with increasingly uncertain work schedules, particularly in the growing service sector.
Chicago’s workforce has the potential to drive the long-term growth of our local economy, but today’s scheduling practices are getting in the way. We all need a workweek we can count on – one that allows all of us to care for our families, stay healthy, and get ahead. That’s why working people across the country are coming together to restore a fair workweek in our workplaces and communities.
The Chicago Fair Workweek Coalition is driving the growing momentum to restore a workweek that enables Chicago’s working families to thrive. We are committed to elevating the voices of working people to ensure they can shape the solutions that work for their families – whether through improved industry practices or new workplace protections.