About Retail Action Project

In partnership with community and labor allies, the Retail Action Project (RAP) is a growing voice for retail workers advocating for better standards and opportunities in the retail industry. Our membership network of nearly 2,000 workers are primarily people of color, immigrants and women – many of them young and LGBT – reflecting the diversity of the retail workforce in New York City. RAP members, together with strong allies, are organizing to improve their employers’ labor practices, and seek to impact broader industry standards and the public policies that affect their lives through advocacy and policy initiatives. 

Our members work for major retailers across the industry, ranging from bargain chains to high-end department stores. RAP supports retail workers’ paths towards career security and advancement through our workforce development programs.

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