S. 1772 - Schedules That Work Act

Labor and employment. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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A bill to permit employees to request changes to their work schedules without fear of retaliation and to ensure that employers consider these requests, and to require employers to provide more predictable and stable schedules for employees in certain occupations with evidence of unpredictable and unstable scheduling practices that negatively affect employees, and for other purposes. (by… More
A bill to permit employees to request changes to their work schedules without fear of retaliation and to ensure that employers consider these requests, and to require employers to provide more predictable and stable schedules for employees in certain occupations with evidence of unpredictable and unstable scheduling practices that negatively affect employees, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
 
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Schedules That Work Act

S. 1772 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to permit employees to request changes to their work schedules without fear of retaliation and to ensure that employers consider these requests, and to require employers to provide more predictable and stable schedules for employees in certain occupations with evidence of unpredictable and unstable scheduling practices that negatively affect employees, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to permit employees to request changes to their work schedules without fear of retaliation and to ensure that employers consider these requests, and to require employers to provide more predictable and stable schedules for employees in certain occupations with evidence of unpredictable and unstable scheduling practices that negatively affect employees, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Schedules That Work Act
  • Schedules That Work Act
Sponsor
Elizabeth Warren
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Labor and employment
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Employee leave
  • Employment and training programs
  • Employment discrimination and employee rights
  • Food industry and services
  • Labor standards
  • Labor-management relations
  • Retail and wholesale trades
  • Wages and earnings
  • Worker safety and health
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced7/15/2015
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced7/15/2015
7/15/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
7/15/2015Introduced in Senate
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Contributions

  1. November - December 2010 For $54,895 Against $0
  2. January - February 2011 For $414,925 Against $0
  3. March - April 2011 For $742,342 Against $0
  4. May - June 2011 For $927,660 Against $0
  5. July - August 2011 For $405,284 Against $0
  6. September - October 2011 For $1,129,327 Against $0
  7. November - December 2011 For $1,316,040 Against $0
  8. January - February 2012 For $851,045 Against $0
  9. March - April 2012 For $1,339,020 Against $0
  10. May - June 2012 For $1,728,628 Against $0
  11. July - August 2012 For $1,584,076 Against $0
  12. September - October 2012 For $3,621,417 Against $0
  13. November - December 2012 For $248,546 Against $0
  14. January - February 2013 For $151,424 Against $0
  15. March - April 2013 For $423,335 Against $0
  16. May - June 2013 For $425,166 Against $0
  17. July - August 2013 For $155,601 Against $0
  18. September - October 2013 For $273,473 Against $0
  19. November - December 2013 For $362,988 Against $0
  20. January - February 2014 For $134,908 Against $0
  21. March - April 2014 For $382,636 Against $0
  22. May - June 2014 For $585,778 Against $0
  23. July - August 2014 For $375,680 Against $0
  24. September - October 2014 For $878,750 Against $0
  25. November - December 2014 For $84,561 Against $0
  26. January - February 2015 For $148,168 Against $0
  27. March - April 2015 For $329,952 Against $0
  28. May - June 2015 For $288,890 Against $0
  29. July - August 2015 For $246,166 Against $0
  30. September - October 2015 For $377,347 Against $0
  31. November - December 2015 For $347,951 Against $0
  32. January - February 2016 For $190,536 Against $0
  33. March - April 2016 For $340,070 Against $0
  34. May - June 2016 For $627,493 Against $0
  35. July - August 2016 For $364,104 Against $0
  36. September - October 2016 For $330,210 Against $0
  37. November - December 2016 For $13,600 Against $0

Votes

    56 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Schedules That Work Act

    56 organizations supported this bill

    9to5
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    A Better Balance
    A Better Balance (2015, July 15). “Schedules That Work Act” – A Solution to A Growing Problem. Retrieved July 16, 2015, from A Better Balance.
    AFL-CIO
    Shuler, Liz (2015, July 15). The Schedules that Work Act Will Protect the Rights of Working People. Retrieved July 16, 2015, from AFL-CIO.
    American Association of University Women
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    American Federation of Teachers
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    Americans for Democratic Action
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    Catalyst Inc.
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    Center for Effective Government
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    Center for Law and Social Policy
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    Center for Popular Democracy
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    Coalition of Labor Union Women
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    Communications Workers of America
    CWA (2015, July 15). CWA Statement on Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved July 22, 2015, from CWA.
    Economic Policy Institute
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    Employment Law Center, Legal Aid Society of San Francisco
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    Equal Rights Advocates
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    Family Values @ Work (FV@W)
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    Gender Justice
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    Institute for Science and Human Values
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    Interfaith Worker Justice
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    International Brotherhood of Teamsters
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    Jewish Women International
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    Jobs With Justice
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    labor project for working families
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    Make It Work
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    MomsRising
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    National Center for Lesbian Rights
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    National Council of Jewish Women
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    National Domestic Workers Alliance
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    National Employment Law Project
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    National Employment Lawyers Association
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    National Network to End Domestic Violence
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    National Organization for Women
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    National Partnership for Women & Families
    Ness, Debra L. (2015, July 15). Schedules That Work Act is Critical to Combating ‘Unpredictable, Unfair and Unacceptable Scheduling Practices,’ Women’s Leader Says. Retrieved July 16, 2015, from National Partnership for Women & Families.
    National Women's Law Center
    National Women's Law Center (2015, July 15). NWLC Applauds New Legislation to Promote Fair Schedules for Workers. Retrieved July 16, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
    Public Justice Center
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    Restaurant Opportunities Centers United
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    Retail Action Project
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    UltraViolet
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    UNITE HERE
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
    United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (2015, July 15). President Perrone Speaks at Re-Introduction of the Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved July 16, 2015, from United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.
    Western Center on Law and Poverty
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    Wider Opportunities for Women
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    Women Employed
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    Women's Law Project
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    Woodstock Institute
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    Working America
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    working partnerships usa
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    Young Invincibles
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.
    YWCA USA
    Undersigned organizations (2015, July 15). Re: Schedules That Work Act. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Women’s Law Center.

    0 organizations opposed this bill

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$19,350$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$57,452$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$1,864,559$0
    John BarrassoRWY$1,000$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$731,328$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$98,335$0
    Roy BluntRMO$97,930$0
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$246,284$0
    John BoozmanRAR$11,585$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$14,397$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$1,158,839$0
    Richard BurrRNC$15,950$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$116,503$0
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$58,550$0
    Ben CardinDMD$164,750$0
    Tom CarperDDE$56,700$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$251,937$0
    Bill CassidyRLA$11,549$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$0$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$16,850$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$50,750$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$132,322$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$20,600$0
    John CornynRTX$5,000$0
    Tom CottonRAR$26,787$0
    Mike CrapoRID$0$0
    Ted CruzRTX$15,849$0
    Steve DainesRMT$1,400$0
    Joe DonnellyDIN$204,744$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$153,738$0
    Mike EnziRWY$2,000$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$11,100$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$296,693$0
    Deb FischerRNE$22,750$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,500$0
    Al FrankenDMN$395,034$0
    Cory GardnerRCO$9,703$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$879,270$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$10,700$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$11,050$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$20,550$0
    Martin HeinrichDNM$309,744$0
    Heidi HeitkampDND$338,366$0
    Dean HellerRNV$3,500$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$638,889$0
    John HoevenRND$4,833$0
    Jim InhofeROK$4,750$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$4,100$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$5,725$0
    Tim KaineDVA$974,811$0
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$56,715$0
    Mark KirkRIL$30,001$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$363,600$0
    James LankfordROK$24,500$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$126,915$0
    Mike LeeRUT$253$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$103,125$0
    Ed MarkeyDMA$421,573$0
    John McCainRAZ$44,218$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$1,535,868$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$23,900$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$179,950$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$214,160$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$6,000$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$20,000$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$26,883$0
    Chris MurphyDCT$436,436$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$717,839$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$185,918$0
    Rand PaulRKY$5,395$0
    David PerdueRGA$5,400$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$715,188$0
    Rob PortmanROH$25,591$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$64,275$0
    Harry ReidDNV$16,517$0
    Jim RischRID$0$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$4,439$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$1,750$0
    Marco RubioRFL$22,772$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$421,785$0
    Ben SasseRNE$5,700$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$246,449$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$195,971$0
    Tim ScottRSC$10,300$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,071,026$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$514,947$0
    Dan SullivanRAK$7,345$0
    Jon TesterDMT$462,823$0
    John ThuneRSD$7,971$0
    Thom TillisRNC$7,201$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$54,855$0
    Tom UdallDNM$174,771$0
    David VitterRLA$0$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$136,664$0
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$3,708,740$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$114,507$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$1,250$0
    Ron WydenDOR$130,400$0

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    Legislator Filters
    Legislator Filters
    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$19,350$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$57,452$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$1,864,559$0
    John BarrassoRWY$1,000$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$731,328$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$98,335$0
    Roy BluntRMO$97,930$0
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$246,284$0
    John BoozmanRAR$11,585$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$14,397$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$1,158,839$0
    Richard BurrRNC$15,950$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$116,503$0
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$58,550$0
    Ben CardinDMD$164,750$0
    Tom CarperDDE$56,700$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$251,937$0
    Bill CassidyRLA$11,549$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$0$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$16,850$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$50,750$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$132,322$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$20,600$0
    John CornynRTX$5,000$0
    Tom CottonRAR$26,787$0
    Mike CrapoRID$0$0
    Ted CruzRTX$15,849$0
    Steve DainesRMT$1,400$0
    Joe DonnellyDIN$204,744$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$153,738$0
    Mike EnziRWY$2,000$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$11,100$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$296,693$0
    Deb FischerRNE$22,750$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,500$0
    Al FrankenDMN$395,034$0
    Cory GardnerRCO$9,703$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$879,270$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$10,700$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$11,050$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$20,550$0
    Martin HeinrichDNM$309,744$0
    Heidi HeitkampDND$338,366$0
    Dean HellerRNV$3,500$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$638,889$0
    John HoevenRND$4,833$0
    Jim InhofeROK$4,750$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$4,100$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$5,725$0
    Tim KaineDVA$974,811$0
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$56,715$0
    Mark KirkRIL$30,001$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$363,600$0
    James LankfordROK$24,500$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$126,915$0
    Mike LeeRUT$253$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$103,125$0
    Ed MarkeyDMA$421,573$0
    John McCainRAZ$44,218$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$1,535,868$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$23,900$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$179,950$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$214,160$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$6,000$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$20,000$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$26,883$0
    Chris MurphyDCT$436,436$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$717,839$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$185,918$0
    Rand PaulRKY$5,395$0
    David PerdueRGA$5,400$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$715,188$0
    Rob PortmanROH$25,591$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$64,275$0
    Harry ReidDNV$16,517$0
    Jim RischRID$0$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$4,439$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$1,750$0
    Marco RubioRFL$22,772$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$421,785$0
    Ben SasseRNE$5,700$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$246,449$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$195,971$0
    Tim ScottRSC$10,300$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,071,026$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$514,947$0
    Dan SullivanRAK$7,345$0
    Jon TesterDMT$462,823$0
    John ThuneRSD$7,971$0
    Thom TillisRNC$7,201$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$54,855$0
    Tom UdallDNM$174,771$0
    David VitterRLA$0$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$136,664$0
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$3,708,740$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$114,507$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$1,250$0
    Ron WydenDOR$130,400$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Women's issues$8,250,935
    Democratic/Liberal$7,379,240
    Teachers unions$910,780
    Gay & lesbian rights & issues$815,726
    Manufacturing unions$704,480
    Minority/Ethnic Groups$612,336
    Health & welfare policy$547,752
    Churches, clergy & religious organizations$525,766
    State & local govt employee unions$455,196
    Food service & related unions$426,079
    Communications & hi-tech unions$341,900
    General commercial unions$295,445
    Automotive Manufacturing union$294,232
    Teamsters union$277,875
    Labor Unions$197,000
    Other unions$121,500
    Human Rights$45,000
    Consumer groups$750

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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