Date: Oct. 2012

A&F cashier Bintou Kamara petitioned A&F last year to end unfair scheduling practices, especially "on-call scheduling" which required workers to be available to work, but didn't guarantee them hours, meaning they were unable to hold down other jobs in order to be able to pay the bills or worry about things like arranging child care. The practice pretty much took over the employees' time without any sort of promise that they would be paid for it.