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How many hours can an employer legally ask you to work if your fulltime?

Asked by ryank (15points) December 7th, 2006
I'm considering organizing with some of the employees at the school I work at and need advice. If you have any recources you know of in the San Francisco / Oakland Bay Area please send them my way. Thanks
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annie's avatar
I'd start by checking out the California Industrial Relations website - - I'm not sure what kind of employee you are or whether the school is already unionized. I assume that you are not in a public school, but even so the California Teachers Association might be a useful resource just to see what kind of conditions people in a similar position have - There may also be labor codes for the city that you live in - you can call city hall and ask to talk to someone in labor relations.
annie's avatar
Also - the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World) is an old umbrella union of sorts thats been used by anarchists and communists for 100 years. Regardless of whether you ultimately decide to organize yourselves as an IWW local, they can still provide you with advice and point you in the right direction. I know there are lots of IWW folks in the bay area -especially the east bay. Check out or
annie's avatar
Hope that helps!
geodork's avatar
check with the SEIU (service employees international union).
sarahclif's avatar
feel free to send me an email at - sarah
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p.s. i would not call city hall before you talk with a union
vered4's avatar
I'll be very curious to follow this as I teach in a PUBLIC school in Atlanta....and the teachers (who work all day and all night prepping and grading) are being told that we MUST attend graduation which will be on the Sunday of Memorial Weekend. Can they force us to work on a non-contract day?? We have no union, unfortunately. Help!

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