Pages Navigation Menu

Winning Justice for Working Women

Categories Navigation Menu

9to5 California

WHAT'S HAPPENING?

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

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!

Equal Pay Day and #BetterHaveMyMoney campaign

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.

Stop Punishing My Family for Being Poor

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.