United for Respect (UFR) is a multiracial national nonprofit organization fighting for fair, safe, and bold legislative and corporate policies that improve the lives of people who work in retail. UFR is advancing a movement for an economy where corporations respect working people and support a democracy that allows Americans to live and work in dignity.

We are over 16 million men and women of different ages, sexual orientations, and ethnicities — and we are fighting for a country that works for all of us, not just a few billionaires. We dream big and we win big.

“I want to change retail, I want to set a standard for companies and let them know they can not get away with treating us like numbers.”

Pilar Barragan, Missouri

How We Build Power

We build power to take our fight for respect across the country and across different employers.

Creating Community

We come together – in our stores, in our communities, and online – to support and care for each other.

Taking Action

We work retail jobs across the country and come together to take action at corporations to win the changes we need.

Changing Policy

We are pushing for policies for a fair workweek, living wage, paid family and sick leave, and protection for working people.