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Press Advisory: New UCLA Report Shows Crisis in Retail Work Hours in Los Angeles

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA ADVISORY for March 14, 2018

Media Contact:
Veena Hampapur, (213) 480-4155 x212, veenash@ucla.edu

 

New UCLA Report Shows Crisis in Retail Work Hours in Los Angeles
UCLA, Retail Workers, and Advocates Will Hold Press Conference at Downtown UCLA Labor Center to Highlight Findings

The UCLA Labor Center and the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) will stage a press conference at the Downtown UCLA Labor Center to launch a new report, Hour Crisis: Unstable Schedules in the Los Angeles Retail Sector. Based on 818 surveys with retail workers, this report is the first comprehensive study conducted in Los Angeles that details the adverse impacts of unpredictable scheduling on the city’s 140,000+ retail workers. Notably, retail is the second largest employment sector in Los Angeles County, after the healthcare industry.

The press conference will feature report findings and recommendations from authors, a call to action from local community organizations, as well as personal testimonials from local retail workers and a store manager.

Where: Downtown UCLA Labor Center: 675 S Park View St, Los Angeles, CA 90057.

When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 9am.

Who: Sponsored by the UCLA Labor Center and the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE). Speakers include National Council of Jewish Women Los Angeles (NCJW-LA), retail workers, and a retail manager.

Visuals: Props will include shopping bags from recognizable retail stores and posters on easels displaying top report findings.

**Please contact Veena Hampapur to schedule interviews with report authors and retail workers.**

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