Low-wage workers in the retail, food service, and hospitality industries in Philadelphia may soon have more security when it comes to their schedules and paychecks.

Fair workweek legislation was unveiled on Thursday that could provide these benefits and more to an estimated 130,000 hourly workers employed at certain businesses.

While flanked by more than three dozen supporters, Councilwoman Helen Gym said the legislation was in response to the failures at the state and federal levels to pass common sense business practices in order to reduce poverty.

“This bill is about standards of dignity,” she said.

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