VIDEO: Retail Workers Deserve Better
While major retail outlets are starting to announce big holiday shopping plans, their workers are also trying to bring attention to their low wages, lack of benefits and unfair working conditions. Most retail workers live in poverty, work unpredictable hours, and lack company provided health benefits. Many are at the mercy of their employers, forced to work on Thanksgiving night, and because of labor law loop holes many will work without overtime pay. Workers at some companies are asking for a fair path to join a union, others are simply asking employers to do the right thing and pay fair wages and provide consistent scheduling.