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December 4, 2019

UFCW Statement on Part-Time Worker Bill of Rights

America’s Largest Private Sector Union Applauds Warren-Schakowsky Legislation for ‘Holding Corporations Accountable’ and Helping End ‘Exploitation’ of Retail Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), announced its support for the Part-Time Worker Bill of Rights Act unveiled by U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA) and U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky (IL). UFCW International President Marc Perrone released the following statement:

“Rather than do what’s right, multi-billion dollar retail companies force millions of Americans into part-time jobs – jobs that guarantee they will struggle to make ends meet. Far too many of these workers are paid low wages, cannot access family leave or contribute to a pension, and are losing extra hours to outside contractors. This is wrong and it must end now.

“The Part-Time Worker Bill of Rights will go a long way towards making part-time jobs good jobs for all workers. This bill will hold corporations accountable and help end the modern-day exploitation of millions of hard-working men and women in America’s retail industry.”

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The UFCW is the largest private sector union in the United States, representing 1.3 million professionals and their families in grocery stores, meatpacking, food processing, retail shops and other industries.

Our members help put food on our nation’s tables and serve customers in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Learn more about the UFCW at www.ufcw.org