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.