By Emily Jane Fox
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Debbra Alexis and a group of Victoria’s Secret employees have won their fight for higher pay and better hours.
Alexis, who worked at the flagship Victoria’s Secret store in New York City’s Herald Square for three years, was upset about many of the same practices that Wal-Mart and McDonald’s employees have been protesting since last November.
“We needed more pay, consistent hours and the chance to advance, and we were just really fed up,” said Alexis, who was making $9.93 an hour.
Her hours were inconsistent, ranging from 10 to 30 hours per week, and would change with little notice. Alexis and her coworkers were passed over for promotions, while outsiders were hired for management positions.
So in June, she and three other more-experienced Victoria’s Secret workers presented their manager with a demand letter.
After not receiving any response, the workers enlisted…
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