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Supporters attend a hearing at Philadelphia City Hall on fair workweek legislation. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Supporters attend a hearing at Philadelphia City Hall on fair workweek legislation. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Philly could be the next city to pass a bill to help fix a nagging problem impacting about 20 percent of the city’s workforce: their often unpredictable work schedules. On this episode of The Why, WHYY reporter Aaron Moselle travels to Seattle to see how that city’s “fair workweek” law works, and whether it could help lift low-income, hourly workers out of poverty in America’s poorest big city.

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