Our Work

CFR seeks a world where retail workers are respected and valued as an essential contributor to society while earning a living wage that can sustain a family, and receiving adequate benefits including health insurance, 401(k), paid sick leave, and paid vacation time.

We’re working to achieve this vision through our three pillars of work.

Essential Services

Providing essential services not provided by employers to address workers’ immediate needs and support them in building a career in retail.

Civic Engagement and Community Organizing

Building community and organizing retail workers and their supporters to make lasting change

Industry Research

Conducting community-based research to promote ongoing data and evaluation of the retail sector