The Retail Race Divide: How the Retail Industry is Perpetuating Racial Inequality in the 21ST Century

First published on Demos. June 2, 2015 | Catherine Ruetschlin, Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, NAACP   This paper examines the differences in retail workers’ occupations, earnings, and schedules to reveal how employment in the retail industry fails to meet the needs of the Black and Latino workforce and, as a result, perpetuates racial inequality. Consistent disparities in Read More …

Why San Francisco’s Groundbreaking Retail Workers Bill of Rights Should Become a National Model

First published in Policy Link. A growing national campaign to raise the minimum wage has focused attention on low pay in fast food, chain restaurants, and corporate retail — industries with some of the fastest job growth in the United States. Now activists and workers across the country are recognizing that higher hourly wages are Read More …