February 23, 2021
In partnership with the San Diego Workforce Partnership, District 7 Councilmember Raul Campillo is exploring a predictive scheduling policy. If successful, this would be the San Diego region’s first official use of such a policy, following other localities like Seattle and San Francisco. Statewide legislation proposing predictive worker scheduling was ultimately defeated in 2015 and again in 2018 following immense pushback from major retailers, restaurants, and others within the business community. Proponents of the proposal argue that it can improve absenteeism and spare employers from worker turnover, opponents however point to the rigidity of such a policy and its negative impact particularly on smaller businesses who would be on the hook for a potentially dramatic increase in costs at a time when small businesses are generally suffering. The Councilmember is holding robust conversations to engage the business community and further information is available. If interested, please contact the Chamber’s Policy Coordinator Summer Bales.