Stop and shop has long been a tool for liberals, who have used the tactic to pressure retailers to stop hiring part-time workers to help them run their businesses.
But some conservatives argue that it’s an abuse of the power of the state to punish employers who are hiring part time workers for political reasons.
This week, the National Review published a piece by William A. Saletan called Stop the Battle Against Shop Assistant Workers, which argued that the tactic has no place in the free market and should be abolished.
But it also argues that employers should be able to fire part-timers for other reasons, and that the government should enforce the right to keep and sell goods.
The piece argued that employers are free to fire workers who do not meet their standards, and argue that businesses that have hired part- time workers should be allowed to fire them.
The NRO’s salutary sentiment is also backed by the conservative Heritage Foundation, which is one of the most powerful forces in the Republican Party, as well as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Salutary sentiments are not the same as reality.
The National Retail Federation has said that the federal government should not be required to pay part-timer workers to do work that they do not have the training or skills to do.
And while the NRO does not argue that employers must be allowed, the Heritage Foundation does, calling the strategy a “lame duck” approach that would “hinder free market competition” and harm small businesses.
There are other conservative groups that support stop-and-shop strategies, including Americans for Tax Reform, which has a strong relationship with the Chamber of Economy, and the Heritage Action Fund, which supports tax reform that would benefit corporations.
The Stop the Attack campaign, meanwhile, is focused on encouraging retailers to offer full-time employees and even part–timing opportunities, as part of an effort to help small businesses thrive and expand.
As of last week, there were approximately 10,000 stop- and-shop efforts in the U: http://www.stoptheattack.org/stop-the-campaign-theres-still-time-to-change-your-mind-and/