Sac Bee: California Assembly shelves push for work-scheduling notice

Conceding that he lacked the votes, California Assemblyman David Chiu on Thursday shelved a pro-labor measure requiring employers to give their workers at least two weeks’ notice about shifts. Assembly Bill 357 reflected a focus by unions, in California and nationwide, on what they dub increasingly frenetic and disruptive work schedules. The United Food and Commercial Workers union recently launched an ad campaign charging that sophisticated new scheduling algorithms are making hours less predictable. (Sac Bee, June 4, 2015)