Landmark “Just Hours” Legislation Successfully Voted Out of DC Council Committee

June 23, 2016
CONTACT: Ari Schwartz, ari(at), 202-674-3228

Washington, D.C. – Today, the DC Council committee on Business, Consumer, and Regulatory Affairs voted 3-2 to advance the Hours and Scheduling Stability Act of 2016 to the full Council. Led by at-large Councilmember Vincent B. Orange, the legislation was introduced in December of 2015 with 8 co-sponsors and now will be taken up by the full Council in the coming weeks. Councilmember Orange called the successful vote  a “great day for working families.”

“The committee, led by Councilmembers Orange, Nadeau, and Silverman, moved the District one step closer to providing thousands of our residents the opportunity to work full-time on stable hours. We applaud those Councilmembers for standing with our neighbors who work in retail and food service and so urgently need this law to advance. We look forward to seeing the full Council follow suit and pass the measure without delay,” said Nikki Lewis, Executive Director of DC Jobs With Justice.

To learn more about the Hours and Scheduling Stability Act, visit