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Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Equal Pay Day | 3 comments

Unequal Pay for Going Above and Beyond

Unequal Pay for Going Above and Beyond

Lily from Colorado shares her story of unequal pay for equal work — and all the ways she’s tried to advocate for herself.

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Georgia_events, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Fight for $15 Rally

Fight for $15 Rally

Fight for $15 Rally

Join workers, students, community members, and clergy from across the South for one of the largest labor actions in history, as we converge on Atlanta. All over the country the #Fightfor15 is growing as more and more workers demand living wages, the right to unionize, justice, dignity and a future for all, not just the super rich. We want justice for workers. Join us in Atlanta!   When: Wednesday, April, 15th Where: Clark University, 111 James P Brawley Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30314 Time: 5pm Learn more and RSVP at April15.org Join &...

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Colorado, Homepage_featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Membership: Time to Walk the Talk

Membership: Time to Walk the Talk

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.

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in Equal Pay Day | 3 comments

I Was Penniless and Homeless

I Was Penniless and Homeless

Deb from Colorado describes how employment discrimination against trans women contributes to the wage gap.

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in California | 0 comments

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.

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Homepage_featured | 0 comments

Supreme Court’s ruling a victory for Peggy Young, but not enough for all pregnant workers

Supreme Court’s ruling a victory for Peggy Young, but not enough for all pregnant workers

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.

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Georgia | 0 comments

Member Blog: The Greatest Accomplishment

Member Blog: The Greatest Accomplishment

This is the greatest accomplishment of my life. All my life I have been in and out of the system and being told “No” when it came to trying to obtain employment.

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in Georgia, Homepage_featured | 1 comment

Membership: The Chance to Make Extraordinary Change

Membership: The Chance to Make Extraordinary Change

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”.

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Homepage_featured, Media Releases, Uncategorized | 0 comments

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

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.

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Georgia_events | Comments Off on Event: Equal Pay Day

Event: Equal Pay Day

Event: Equal Pay Day

Please join us Tuesday, April 14th 2015 for this years event where we will be hearing from a panel of women legislators, women who have run for office, and more!