A Philadelphia lawmaker had a sizable crowd cheering her on Thursday morning when she introduced legislation that would provide protections for 130,000 hourly workers earning the lowest wages at the nation’s largest corporations in the retail, food-service and hospitality sectors.

With the proposed Fair Workweek legislation, Democrat City Councilwoman Helen Gym aims to bring Philadelphia in line with 15 other municipalities and states who’ve adopted standards such as provisions for advance notice of schedules, a pathway to access more hours of work, compensation for last-minute schedule changes, and protection from retaliation.

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