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Victory! After years of workers organizing, Los Angeles City Council passes $15 minimum wage with enforcement against wage theft

After years of organizing from 9to5 and other workers groups, the Los Angeles City Council has raised the minimum wage and passed enforcements to protect workers from wage theft. We’re celebrating this major victory and rolling up our sleeves for what’s next!

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Equal Pay Day and #BetterHaveMyMoney campaign

As I began to draft a blog post on Equal Pay Day the new Rhianna song “ Bitch Better Have My Money” began playing on my Pandora station. Equal Pay Day is the date that symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. I immediately found myself nodding to the Kanye West-produced track and loving the sound of Rhianna’s Bajan accent screaming over the huge beat. By the time the chorus came through my speakers I was beginning to feel guilty for enjoying the song so much.

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Stop Punishing My Family for Being Poor

I don’t want to be on welfare. I’m in school and trying to use CalWORKs benefits as a tool to get back on my feet and provide for my family. But welfare policies that assume I’m trying to game the system make it an uphill battle.

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2015 Legislative Agenda

What’s 9to5 California up to? Check out our legislative agenda for a full list of the bills we support at the local, statewide, and federal level to support working women!

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Give What You Can During the 9to5 Membership Drive!

February 15th marks the kickoff of 9to5’s nationwide Membership Drive! For the next two months, 9to5 members across the country will be telling family, friends, and coworkers why they care about working women’s issues – and inviting them to join our movement by becoming a member of 9to5.

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9to5 at the Women’s Policy Summit

Read about the experience of a 9to5 member who recently joined the 2015 Women’s Policy Summit on Advancing Women’s Health, Wealth and Power, and what she learned about the issues facing women in California.

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