July 20, 2015

Springfield Republican: Sen. Elizabeth Warren holds roundtable on bill that would add scheduling protections, 'on call' pay

Boston, MA - Supporters of a U.S. Senate bill aimed at providing and protecting flexible schedules for low-income workers say the legislation is also good for businesses.

Robert Everts, co-president of Equal Exchange coffee co-op, said allowing flexible schedules builds worker loyalty.

"We acknowledge the basic reality that workers have lives outside of work," he said while standing outside an Equal Exchange café, located across the street from TD Garden.


For her part, Warren said support for her bill is growing. Last year, the legislation had six co-sponsors in total. This year, it has 18 co-sponsors in the Senate and 60 in the U.S. House of Representatives.

What the bill proposes is "modest," according to Warren.

"We don't get what we don't fight for," she said.

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