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.
With a 40+ year history of winning justice for working women (and all families) it was obvious where I wanted to put my time in. As it states in their brochure, “if you are feisty, feel empowered (or want to be), fed up, or all three” then you should join up.
The court’s decision tells employers that if they are providing accommodations for most non-pregnant workers who have injuries or disabilities, while refusing to accommodate most pregnant workers who need it, they are likely violating the Pregnancy Discrimination Act by placing a significant burden on pregnant workers. The decision represents important progress for pregnant workers.
As a result of 9to5’s tenacious organizing efforts the city of Atlanta became the first city in Georgia to Ban the Box! An African proverb states “if you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together”.
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