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Working with 9to5, fighting for justice and change!

Participating in the Membership Drive, I heard enthusiasm from the community makes me feel that what 9to5 does is important and I am glad that I can be part of that support. Change is important and so is standing up for our community rights. That is what 9to5 does.

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Businesses support Family Leave Insurance in Wisconsin

Like most people, I have never traveled to the state Capitol to testify at a legislative hearing. But I have been a supporter of paid family leave since I found out that it didn’t exist when I was pregnant with my first son. So I support WI Family Leave Insurance (WIFI) personally, and through the Keeping Families First coalition as the representative of Mid-Day Women’s Alliance, a business women’s organization in Appleton, WI. When I heard about the Senate hearing, I blocked off my day so that I could be there to testify in support of the bill.

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9to5 Wisconsin leader Nancy Yarborough speaks out for family leave insurance

I love my job and I take pride in my work. But we all know that family and health sometimes have to come first. When that moment comes for other families, I want to make sure they can take the time to celebrate new life, care for their loved one, or say goodbye — without having to worry about paying the bills.

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Too many Wisconsinites live in poverty.

Data released in September by the Census Bureau show poverty remains stubbornly and unacceptably high, and too many Americans are struggling to pay their rent and feed their families. Wisconsin 9 to 5 recently released a report focused on poverty in Wisconsin, in partnership with the Coalition on Human Needs.

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Women’s Equality Week: Four Ways to Celebrate

As we fight for “100% equality” for women and families, our resolve is renewed when our bodies and minds are healthy.

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For Mother’s Day, Wisconsin needs FMLI

On Mother’s Day, I cannot help but think of my mother and her role in leading me to my life’s work. I advocate for family medical leave insurance, because it would have allowed me to care for my mother and also pay my bills.

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