Pages Navigation Menu

Winning Justice for Working Women

Categories Navigation Menu

IN THE NEWS

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Wisconsin | 0 comments

For Mother’s Day, Wisconsin needs FMLI

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.

Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Homepage_featured, Media Releases | 0 comments

STATEMENT: Officers charged in Freddie Gray’s death – A first step, but much more needed

STATEMENT: Officers charged in Freddie Gray’s death – A first step, but much more needed

As prosecutor Marilyn Mosby announced that six Baltimore police officers have been charged in the death of Freddie Gray, protesters cheered. Their demands have been heard, and their direct action has made a difference.

But Mosby’s announcement is just the beginning. That’s why marches and demonstrations, in Baltimore and across the country, will continue.

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Colorado, Media Releases | 0 comments

Despite overwhelming public support, FAMLI Act dies in the CO House

Despite overwhelming public support, FAMLI Act dies in the CO House

For Immediate Release April 30, 2015     Erin Bennett Colorado Director, 9to5 303-601-9510, erin@9to5.org DENVER – The FAMLI Act (Family and Medical Leave Insurance) died today in the Colorado House of Representatives, despite overwhelming public support. House Bill 15-1258, sponsored by Reps. Faith Winter and Joe Salazar, would have established a family and medical leave insurance program for employees to receive wage replacement when they need to care for themselves, an ill family member, or the birth or adoption of a new baby. The bill...

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Homepage_featured, Media Coverage | 0 comments

Huff Post: The Time for Equal Pay is Embarrassingly Overdue

Huff Post: The Time for Equal Pay is Embarrassingly Overdue

Equal Pay Day came and went this week but pay equity is a stubborn problem that demands our attention beyond a symbolic day on the calendar.

We must continue the dialogue.

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Georgia_events | 0 comments

“Ban the Box” Community Summit

“Ban the Box” Community Summit

9to5’s Georgia Fair Hiring Coalition invites all to join us as we develop a statewide Ban the Box community implementation plan.

Posted by on Apr 10, 2015 in California, Colorado, Georgia, Homepage_featured, Wisconsin | 0 comments

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.

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.