Not knowing when and for how long they will be at work makes it virtually impossible for workers to arrange for child care or have a good home life.
Having a work schedule you can depend on has joined raising the minimum wage as a winnable demand for America's millions of low-paid workers.
Do American workers lose out because of immigration? Gebre, himself a refugee, tackled the question at an LA summit on race and at the UN in NY.
"We made a really clear statement that you can't run a university without faculty and without students."
The measures would make firms give workers at least two weeks' advance notice of their schedules, and make those schedules predictable.
Mondelēz-Nabisco shipped 600 South Chicago jobs out of the country. Now, workers from BCTGM are uniting across borders to fight back.
Incarcerated workers are still workers; VA healthcare under the gun; CWA solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux; 13 million call Congress to stop TPP; a cup of union tea.
The musicians are courageously conducting a high profile labor action; the strike is also very winnable.
"Voters are fed up with lack of action in Washington on raising wages for working people; letting voters know where the candidates stand on these issues can have a significant impact."
Graduation was emotional for the dozen members of SEIU 32 BJ at the completion of the Social Justice Academy.