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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!

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in California, Uncategorized | 0 comments

2015 Legislative Agenda

2015 Legislative Agenda

What’s 9to5 California up to? Check out our legislative agenda for a full list of the bills we support at the local, statewide, and federal level to support working women!

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Georgia, Homepage_featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Intergenerational Activism Inspires at Selma Anniversary

Intergenerational Activism Inspires at Selma Anniversary

I can never forget how I felt walking across the Edmund Pettus Bridge March 8. I was filled with so many emotions. I cried. I chanted to the top of my lungs. I could feel the spirits of the elders who travel across this same bridge.

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Homepage_featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Dear Governor Cuomo: Women Leaders Are Hungry for Paid Leave

Dear Governor Cuomo: Women Leaders Are Hungry for Paid Leave

As President Obama noted in his State of the Union address, the U.S. is “the only advanced country on Earth that doesn’t guarantee paid sick leave or paid maternity leave to our workers.” In fact, only one other nation – Papua New Guinea – stands with us on this particularly embarrassing list.

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Homepage_featured, National Action Network, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Membership Drive from Coast to Coast

Membership Drive from Coast to Coast

Join us during membership drive, a national campaign uniting 9to5 members from coast to coast as we build our power to win the policies and workplace changes we need!