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STATEMENT: Congress Reintroduces the Paycheck Fairness Act; the Time to Pass it is Now

Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation which would help close the wage gap between women and men working the same jobs. Now is Congress’ chance to do the right thing by passing the bill.

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Statement: Congratulations, OUR Walmart! Raise for workers, momentum for more changes!

Last week, members of OUR Walmart won a huge victory – a raise for half a million Walmart workers nationwide whose families desperately need better pay and regular hours.

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Huff Post: President Obama’s Announcement a Historic Win for Working Families

In an historic announcement, made through the unique channel of LinkedIn, via his senior advisor on working families Valerie Jarret, Obama said access to these kinds of policies is a “worker’s right, not a privilege.

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Statement: 9to5 Applauds Executive Action on Immigration, But It’s Not Enough

9to5 stands with labor and immigration organizations thanking President Obama for his executive action granting temporary legal status for close to 5 million undocumented immigrants. But this is not enough. The time for common-sense immigration reform, more than ever, is now. The Congress needs to take the President’s lead and pass comprehensive immigration reform that will strengthen our families, communities and nati

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STATEMENT: Senate Succeeds in Pushing Paycheck Fairness Act to Full Debate

For the first time ever, the Senate yesterday agreed to move on to a full debate of the Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA), by a vote of 73-25. We’ve passed the first of many hurdles, but it’s not over – this is the Senate’s chance to do the right thing.

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9to5 Member Blog: My Lunch With the President

It was such an honor to be part of the White House Summit on Working Families. Never in a million years would I have seen myself having lunch with the most influential person in the nation. It has left me speechless for days.

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