Pay your interns in accordance with the National Minimum Wage Law
  • Petitioned Urban Outfitters Press Department

This petition was delivered to:

Urban Outfitters Press Department
Urban Outfitters

Pay your interns in accordance with the National Minimum Wage Law

    1. Alice Harman
    2. Petition by

      Alice Harman

      London, United Kingdom

Four out of five young people can't afford to do an unpaid internship in London, and yet intern positions have become a CV 'must have' to enter many sought-after careers. The National Minimum Wage Law requires everyone doing work, outside of a charity or a university placement, to be paid minimum wage - and yet employers continue to shut out anyone who can't afford to work for free, and many young people still don't know their rights.

Urban Outfitters relies on a youth market as its customer base, yet is exploiting young people, most recently posting a PR intern position that involves 6 months of unpaid full-time work and travel only covered in zones 1 and 2. Let Urban Outfitters know that this is not okay and fear of the bad press involved will end this unfair, socially divisive practice where law enforcement and ethical conscience have fallen short.

Although Urban Outfitters are only one of many rich, successful companies not paying their interns, this high-profile takedown will help spread the word that illegal unpaid internships must end now. Every petition signature sends an email directly to UO's careers and press departments, so please share so we can bug them into submission!

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Fergus Ruston OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Because I have worked as an intern (paid) twice, and even then I found it extremely difficult, but I did find the experience extremely valuable. To deny that to following generations will only inhibit our ability to create a motivated and dependable workforce, which is in everybody's best interest. It's also ethically wrong, and plain illegal!

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Danny Belmont SITTINGBOURNE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      What you're doing is immoral and exploitative.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Samuel Carswell BARROW, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      reddit said so

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Adam Price BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      This is nothing short of slave labour.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Peter Morgan SOUTHAMPTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Ridiculous, interns are not slave labour.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:

    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.