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Action Alert: Protect Working Families – Support the Healthy Families Act Now

Read the heart-wrenching story of Patricia who lost her job because she didn’t have paid sick days. Then contact your Representative and Senators to ask them to support the Healthy Families Act. No one should lose their wages – or worse their job – to recover from a common illness or seek routine medical care.

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Media Release: Healthy Families Act has Power to Heal Country’s Workforce and Economy

The Healthy Families Act, which was just re-introduced this week, is a reasonable, common sense bill that would help ensure the economic security of tens of millions of workers.

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Media Release: 9to5 member testifies before the U.S. Senate

Carolle Fleurio who doesn’t get a single paid day off, even after seven years on the job, sacrificed a day’s wages to make the trip to Washington, D.C. She hopes that her testimony will promote policy change that will help millions of workers support their families and live a more economically secure life.

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Blog Post: Lifting Up not Leaning In is Key to Helping Women Get Ahead

What a lot of attention the book Lean In by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has generated. Whether or not you agree with Sandberg’s focus, there’s no doubt that she’s part of an ongoing national debate on the struggles of working women which highlights the challenges facing women in low-wage jobs, even if that wasn’t her intent.

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Media Release: 17 Million Women Are Owed A Raise – 9to5 Applauds New Proposal to Raise Federal Minimum Wage

“In these tough economic times, common sense policies like increasing the minimum wage are crucial for working families struggling to support their families and build a better future,” said Linda Meric, national executive director of 9to5. “The middle class is what drives our economy. We can’t prosper as a nation unless today’s jobs and tomorrow’s jobs provide fair, decent wages.”

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Why I Became Involved with 9to5

The sexual harassment at my work place was widespread and made the female workers feel unsafe. 9to5 walked me through the process of reporting the abuse and trying to make the workplace a healthier environment for everybody

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