Everlane Workers Were Laid Off at a Busy Time—and Days After Asking for Union Recognition

Part-time customer experience workers consider legal action

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For the past few weeks, news of staff cuts in the retail sector has been nearly constant, with Sephora laying off its part-time workers while brands including Macy’s and Bed, Bath & Beyond furloughing employees in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

But even among that onslaught, the news that Everlane had laid off the majority of its part-time remote customer experience team still managed to get extra attention—Vermont senator and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders even tweeted about it.

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