5 results for tag: Target


Target announces pay raises, bonuses and new paid leave policy amid coronavirus

By Brooke Spiel March 20, 2020 Target announced Friday that it would give employees a $2-per-hour pay raise, rolling out new benefits and bonuses as its staffers work to keep shelves stocked during the coronavirus pandemic. In a press release, the company said it would give the raise to staff until at least May 2, making its new minimum wage $15 per hour. Target also said 20,000 hourly workers who manage individual departments within stores would be given bonuses between $250 and $1,500. Target follows companies such as Amazon and Walmart, which have increased wages or given bonuses in recent days, as retail firms face a surge in shoppers ...

Thousands of Target employees work over 50 hours a week. Why don’t they get overtime?

By Max Nesterak March 17, 2020 Target Corp. has quietly settled half a dozen class action lawsuits and still faces two more from workers who allege the company has failed to pay overtime they’re owed. Target calls these workers “executive team leaders” and pays them managerial salaries — as opposed to hourly wages — that keep them from earning overtime. But the workers say they are worker bees like other Target staff, restocking shelves, hauling garbage and bagging groceries. In legal filings, workers say Target regularly requires its low-level managers to work 50 hours a week or more because they don’t earn overtime, while ...

Target raised wages. Then it cut workers’ hours and doubled their workload

By Micheal Sainato February 27, 2020 Adam Ryan, 31, has worked at Target in Christiansburg, Virginia, for three years. He works additional jobs whenever he’s able to, but is regularly scheduled only 20 hours per week at Target, despite having open availability. “I have to live with my family because I can’t afford rent on my own. I don’t have health insurance. I’ve had a rotting tooth in my mouth for years that I haven’t been able to receive treatment. I’ve applied for Medicaid in Virginia and every time I’m told I make too much money, and Target has told me I don’t qualify for their benefits because I don’t get enough ...

Shipt shoppers are the latest gig workers to organize

Megan Rose Dickey February 24, 2020 Inspired by the work of Instacart shoppers over the last few years, a handful of workers at Target-owned Shipt, a grocery delivery service, are beginning to organize. With the help of two key Instacart shopper-activists, Vanessa Bain and Sarah Clarke, who goes by a pseudonym, Shipt workers are now demanding better wages and the elimination of what some describe as a culture of fear. Read More

Target’s a gig-economy company now … and that means gig-economy horror stories

By Mark Reilly February 18, 2020 Target Corp. has been boosting its minimum wage rates for store and warehouse workers in recent years. But pay at its Shipt subsidiary seems to be going in the other direction, according to complaints from some of the delivery service's contract workers. "Every single person is losing money," one "Shipter" told Gizmodo, after Birmingham-based Shipt introduced a new algorithmic pay scale in several markets. The old model, workers said, was relatively transparent — a flat fee for deliveries, plus a given percentage of the sale and tips. That structure was fairly generous by gig-economy standards (especially when ...