While the minimum wage issue has come to the top of political agendas over the past few years, it appears that the new frontier in labor reform will be schedules and pushing back against the corporate trend to time shifts when labor is needed.
1. What are some of the requirements that proponents hope to get into job legislations?
2. Explain the concept of “open shifts.”
3. What are some of the hidden costs of open shift scheduling?
4. Do you agree or disagree with the San Francisco regulations for comprehensive scheduling? Discuss.
5. What is the main reason why laws that enact scheduling reforms have not worked?
DePillis, L. (2015). The next labor fight is over when you work, not how much you make. The Washington Post, May 8 (Retrievable online at http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/05/08/the-next-labor-fight-is-over-when-you-work-not-how-much-you-make/)