2,000 Retail Workers Protest Unfair Scheduling Practices at Abercrombie & Fitch

The retailer finds itself in hot water once again.

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Looks like Abercrombie & Fitch is on the receiving end of some heated criticism once again. The purveyor of frat-friendly goods like questionable graphic tees, polos meant to be worn with the collar popped, frayed-brim baseball caps, and brown flip-flops is the target of a petition on Change.org calling for an end to "on-call scheduling." Started by A&F cashier Bintou Kamara, pictured above, the petition's main goal is the abolishment of work shifts that require employees to be available to come in, but not necessarily get to work—which hampers the possibility of getting a side job, going to class, or arranging child care.

Kamara's petition garnered over 2,000 signatures in the span of a week. She is also a member of the Retail Action Project (RAP), an organization of retail workers who want to improve opportunities and standards in the retail industry, which is currently the largest-growing jobs sector in the United States. It was through RAP that Kamara met other retail workers who wished to end this unstable scheduling practice that seemingly monopolizes the time of employees without properly compensating them for it.

[via Change.org]

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