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The Debate Over Part-Time Work


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A Trader Joe's employee assists a customer.
PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images
A Trader Joe's employee assists a customer.

On-call and part-time employment is on the rise. But some on-call employees complain that unpredictable schedules create burdens when it comes to going to school or finding childcare. That's prompting some cities like San Francisco to propose new protections for workers, such as extra pay and advance notice of shifts.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Eric Mar, San Francisco supervisor representing District 1
  • George Miller, U.S. congressman representing the 11th District of California and a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee
  • Carrie Gleason, director of the Fair Workweek Initiative Organization at The Center for Popular Democracy
  • Walter Stella, shareholder at The Miller Law Group, an employment-only law firm in San Francisco, who has represented employers for over 20 years

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