The Philadelphia Tribune

‘Fair work week’ bill continues to wind through City Council

The legislation aims to bolster worker protections for an estimated 130,000 workers in Philadelphia at certain businesses, such as mandating some employers to issue work schedules more than a week in advance and providing compensation for last-minute alterations in some instances.

The legislation primarily would help low-wage service workers with unpredictable schedules, said Roberta Iversen, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice.