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Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Georgia | Comments Off on Minimum Wage: I work a half hour for a gallon of milk

Minimum Wage: I work a half hour for a gallon of milk

Minimum Wage: I work a half hour for a gallon of milk

For many families in our community, a trip to the grocery store means hours of work. I work for $8.00 an hour, just above the federal minimum wage of $7.25. Folks like me have to work a half hour to pay for a gallon of milk. Filling up the gas tank takes six hours of work.

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Georgia | Comments Off on Blog: Two Communities, One Passion for Justice

Blog: Two Communities, One Passion for Justice

Blog: Two Communities, One Passion for Justice

As a church that seeks transformative change and justice for all people, made possible by the profound love of God, Central Presbyterian is the first partner in 9to5 Atlanta’s “Faithful Friend” campaign.

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in National Action Network | Comments Off on Mother’s Day Outreach 2014

Mother’s Day Outreach 2014

Mother’s Day Outreach 2014

Join Action Network members in a quick, simple outreach project to honor Mother’s Day and spark discussion about justice for working women!

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in National Action Network | Comments Off on Letter to the Editor: Government policies that hurt women

Letter to the Editor: Government policies that hurt women

Letter to the Editor: Government policies that hurt women

Pay discrimination goes deeper than just numbers. Voting against policies that help families, and failure to provide options such as parental leave and paid sick days, hurt women more than men.

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in 9to5 in the News, Georgia, Homepage_featured, Media Coverage | Comments Off on Media Coverage: 9to5 Atlanta’s Charmaine Davis discusses the wage gap on GPB’s On The Story

Media Coverage: 9to5 Atlanta’s Charmaine Davis discusses the wage gap on GPB’s On The Story

Media Coverage: 9to5 Atlanta’s Charmaine Davis discusses the wage gap on GPB’s On The Story

9to5 Atlanta Chapter Director Charmaine Davis discussing the wage gap on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s “On The Story.”

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in Homepage_featured, Media Releases | Comments Off on STATEMENT: Supreme Court Fails Michigan’s Students of Color

STATEMENT: Supreme Court Fails Michigan’s Students of Color

STATEMENT: Supreme Court Fails Michigan’s Students of Color

The Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s Proposal 2 by a 6-2 vote this week. Proposal 2, passed in 2006, codified discrimination by creating two separate and unequal systems for determining admission criteria at colleges and universities.

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in National Action Network, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Raising our Voices on Equal Pay Day

Raising our Voices on Equal Pay Day

Raising our Voices on Equal Pay Day

On Equal Pay Day, recognized this year on April 8, 9to5 members across the country took action to protest the gender wage gap. Several hundred 9to5 members made their voices heard as they demanded pay equality regardless of gender and race!

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Wisconsin, Wisconsin_events | Comments Off on Event: “What Does Peace Look Like?” Gallery Day at 9to5

Event: “What Does Peace Look Like?” Gallery Day at 9to5

Event: “What Does Peace Look Like?” Gallery Day at 9to5

9to5 will be partnering with ArtWorks to host a relief printing peace symbol activity. You are invited to participate in printmaking by choosing a peace symbol that ArtWorks interns have created. You will also have the opportunity to create your own peace symbol and reproduce it using printmaking techniques.

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Homepage_featured | Comments Off on The Power of Membership

The Power of Membership

The Power of Membership

Being a 9to5 member is powerful. Not only are members involved and committed on an individual level, but they also unite to build a formidable collective voice that will not be silenced or ignored. At the core of a movement for meaningful change, 9to5 members embody power in their thoughts, words, and actions.

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Wisconsin, Wisconsin_events | Comments Off on Event: May Day March to Keep Families Together

Event: May Day March to Keep Families Together

Event: May Day March to Keep Families Together

Join 9to5 to collect Family Leave petition signatures that keep families first, before we march to keep families together and call for an end for deportations!