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Retail Workers Bill of Rights Survives the First of Two Votes

If enacted, chain stores like Banana Republic would be required to comply with the Retail Workers Bill of Rights. Photo <a href="http://thefrontsteps.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/20-333grant-banana-700res1.jpg">via</a>
If enacted, chain stores like Banana Republic would be required to comply with the Retail Workers Bill of Rights. Photo via

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San Francisco's retail workers won't receive any relief from unpredictable holiday schedules this year, but next year could be an entirely different story. On Tuesday, the city's Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a Retail Workers Bill of Rights that would require formula retail businesses with more than 20 employees to give workers two weeks' notice of their schedules, the San Francisco Business Times reports. The changes aren't a done deal yet, but it sounds like the legislation will become law. Next week, the Supervisors will vote on the measure a second time before sending it to Mayor Ed Lee for approval. Even if Lee vetoes the legislation, the Board is expected to override the veto.
· S.F. Supervisors vote 10-0 to approve "bill of rights" for formula retail workers [SF Business Times]
· Will San Francisco Adopt a Retail Workers Bill of Rights? [Racked]