Wednesday, March 27 - Fair Workweek Chicago / Tell Congress to Welcome Refugees

Actions You Can Take Today


Action 1: Tell Your Alderperson to Support the Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance

Chicago’s economy is fueled by growth in retail, food service, hospitality, and healthcare. But too many people working in these hourly service jobs can’t keep up with unpredictable, last-minute fluctuating workweeks over which they have no control.

The Fair Workweek Ordinance is built to provide workers the dignity and autonomy of working Chicagoans by providing the following protections to all hourly workers, and salaried workers who earn less than approximately $50,000 annually, in companies with 50 or more full- or part-time people:

  • Two weeks advance notice for schedules

  • Predictability pay in the event that a schedule is changed with less than two weeks’ notice

  • The right to decline shifts that do not provide 11 hours of rest between shifts

  • The right to request a flexible schedule

  • The Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance also requires that employers offer additional hours to existing employees before bringing on additional workers, whether full-or part-time, or temporary workers.

It’s up to us to hold our aldermen accountable to pass common-sense policy that has delivered reliable work hours in New York City, Seattle, and Oregon.

Take a stand for a #FairWorkweekCHI by contacting your Chicago alderman today. Click the link to find your alderman and get a custom script based on whether or not they already support the ordinance. Then, sign the petition for extra support!

Action via Fair Workweek Chicago

Action 2: Tell Congress to Support Refugees

This year, the U.S. lowered the number of refugees to enter the country to a mere 30,000, the lowest in U.S. history.

As we approach the halfway point in the fiscal year on March 31, let’s hold the administration accountable to resettling at least 30,000 refugees this year and urging them to raise the admissions ceiling to at least 75,000 refugees in Fiscal Year 2020.

Support RefugeeOne’s national call in day (today!) by calling on Congress to support refugees.

Senator Duckworth | DC: 202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506
Senator Durbin | DC: 202-224-2152 | Chicago 312-353-4952
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Script: Hi, my name is (NAME) from (CITY, STATE) and I’m calling in support of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. I'm concerned by the steep decline in refugee arrivals, especially in light of the growing global refugee crisis. I urge you to hold the Administration accountable to welcoming at least 30,000 refugees this year and to support a refugee admissions goal of 75,000 for Fiscal Year 2020.

Action via RefugeeOne

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