Retail Justice Alliance and Other Stakeholders Will Address Economic Struggles of Part-Time Workers in Oakland and Los Angeles

Representative Barbara Lee

Next week, the National Retail Justice Alliance, in partnership with other stakeholders, will host hearings in Oakland and Los Angeles to highlight the economic plight of part-time workers in retail and other service industries.  The hearings will also underscore the need for the Part-Time Worker Bill of Rights Act of 2013 (H.R. 675), which would extend protections to part-time workers in the areas of employer-provided health insurance, family and medical leave, and pension plans.

Representative Barbara Lee (D-Calif. 13th District) is scheduled to speak at the hearing at Oakland, which will take place on Tuesday, April 30 at the Allen Temple Baptist Church. Representative Judy Chu (D-Calif. 27th District) is scheduled to speak at the hearing in Los Angeles, which will take place on Thursday, May 2 at East Los Angeles College.