To: CEOs of Retailers

Retail Workers need $15 and full-time

Retail Workers need $15 and full-time

All retailers should give employees a $15 hourly wage with consistent, full-time hours so we can support our families. The Fair Workweek Initiative and Workshift have teamed up to make sure that all retailers ensure working people get the hours AND wages they need to survive!

Why is this important?

Aaron Lawson, Dollar General, Williamsburg, OH
I’ve worked at Dollar General now for eight months. I make $8.15 an hour and struggle to scrape enough money together just to eat each week.

Because my hours fluctuate from ten to 25 hours each week I can only worry just about basics, keeping a roof over my head, my bills and making sure I have a frozen dinner waiting for me at home when I get off work.

I walk to work everyday but if I made $15 an hour with consistent, fulltime hours the first thing I would do is buy a car and get a driver’s license. The freedom of having a car and being able to go anywhere would be amazing.

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Regina Mays, Walmart, High Point, NC
My name is Regina Mays and I make $11.05 an hour after almost 6 years at Walmart. Often, I’m only scheduled for 32 hours each week but I’ve gone weeks with no hours. Not knowing what I’ll get from week to week makes it almost impossible to budget. What’s more, I have two children with special needs that are my world and inconsistent schedules make it a constant struggle to be able to provide for them.

If I made $15 an hour with consistent, full-time hours I would be able to afford a more reliable vehicle. My van breaks down on the way to work but I can’t afford a new one. All I want to be able to do is serve my community by working at Walmart and be able to provide for my family. Is that too much to ask?

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Becky Lam, Victoria’s Secret, Texas
I’ve been with Victoria’s Secret for eight months and I make $10 an hour. I like my job but it’s tough to get consistent schedules. They are changing all the time and often last minute. If you miss a shift you get written up.

If I made $15 an hour and had consistent, full-time hours I would be able to pay off more student loans. I just completed my first year of college and already have a lot.


Reasons for signing

  • To support my bills & less stress.
  • To be able to support my family without the stress and worry that leads to health risks.
  • I worked in Union shops most of my life. Not only do they negotiate better wages, but healthcare and retirement plans.

Updates

2017-03-31 15:29:15 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2017-03-28 12:26:15 -0400

500 signatures reached

2017-02-08 09:20:25 -0500

100 signatures reached

2017-02-01 16:32:54 -0500

50 signatures reached

2017-02-01 11:42:16 -0500

25 signatures reached

2017-02-01 10:59:16 -0500

10 signatures reached