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Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Colorado, Equal Pay Day | Comments Off on Fighting (and winning!) for the right to be pregnant on the job

Fighting (and winning!) for the right to be pregnant on the job

Fighting (and winning!) for the right to be pregnant on the job

Christina from Colorado shares how employers endanger pregnant workers by refusing to allow basic accommodations — and ultimately how this impacts the wage gap.

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Equal Pay Day, Georgia | Comments Off on The complexities of caregiving when your family has a loved one in prison

The complexities of caregiving when your family has a loved one in prison

The complexities of caregiving when your family has a loved one in prison

Marilyn from Georgia lays out how the lack of family-friendly workplace policies impact women’s income — especially in a family with a loved one in prison.

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Media Coverage, Wisconsin | Comments Off on Women fight for equal health care

Women fight for equal health care

Women fight for equal health care

Board Chair Tamiko Vukovic shares her story on NBC about why comprehensive health care and caregiving legislation is vital.

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Media Coverage, Wisconsin | Comments Off on City panel recommends approval of ‘ban the box’ initiative

City panel recommends approval of ‘ban the box’ initiative

City panel recommends approval of ‘ban the box’ initiative

by Patrick Leary of The Journal Times RACINE — With strong support from multiple aldermen, a city panel on Monday recommended approval of “ban the box,” which would eliminate a question from application forms for city jobs that asks if the applicant has been convicted of a felony. The effort to pass an ordinance to remove the question from the application form is being led by 9to5 Wisconsin, part of a national group focused on women’s employment rights. Second District Alderman Mollie Jones, Third District Alderman Mike Shields, 11th District...

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Media Coverage, Wisconsin | Comments Off on Rhonda on Morning Blend

Rhonda on Morning Blend

Rhonda on Morning Blend

Check out Rhonda’s great appearance on Morning Blend here!

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Media Coverage, Wisconsin | Comments Off on Robinson: Family leave works. I know.

Robinson: Family leave works. I know.

Robinson: Family leave works. I know.

by Keisha Robinson Let’s work to keep Wisconsin’s law one of the strongest in the nation and even expand it Last week, we celebrated the 29th anniversary of Wisconsin’s Family and Medical Leave Act, which offers unpaid, job-protected leave for a new baby, and two weeks to care for a seriously ill child, parent, partner or in-law, or to recover from an illness. The act also has special protections beyond the federal law, which ensures people can use the leave intermittently to breastfeed or bond with a new baby, and receive job protection if...

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Equal Pay Day, Wisconsin | Comments Off on A caregiver’s wage gap

A caregiver’s wage gap

A caregiver’s wage gap

Keisha from Wisconsin lays out how not having access to paid sick days or paid family leave contributes to the wage gap by punishing women financially for taking care of our families.

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Georgia, Homepage_featured | Comments Off on VICTORY! Georgia Family Care Act passes House and Senate

VICTORY! Georgia Family Care Act passes House and Senate

VICTORY! Georgia Family Care Act passes House and Senate

9to5 Georgia is proud to announce the passage of the Family Care Act (SB 201) with a 114 to 51 vote count in the House! The bill will now be sent to the Governor Deal for his signature.

Posted by on Mar 18, 2017 in 9to5 in the News, Homepage_featured | Comments Off on Tell Congress: Hands Off Our Health Care!

Tell Congress: Hands Off Our Health Care!

Tell Congress: Hands Off Our Health Care!

9to5 members and friends – Now is time to take action! Congress is voting this week and next on a bill that threatens to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA – Obamacare) and slash Medicaid, which together have reduced the number of uninsured Americans by many, many millions. Since the ACA became law on March 23, 2010, over 30 million have enrolled and more people in our country have health care coverage than ever.

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in 9to5 in the News, Homepage_featured | Comments Off on When women have had enough

When women have had enough

When women have had enough

International Women’s Day is getting more attention than usual in the U.S. this year. You can see it in the marches, rallies and strikes today, in the numbers of women at work wearing red, and in the diverse actions being taken nationwide for dignity, equality and respect.

Historically, this day was called International Working Women’s Day. Whether we balance two jobs just to (try to) pay the bills, take care of a sick parent, work a 9 to 5 job, or hold it down some other way, there are a million and one ways to be a working woman. Just as there are a million and one ways to fight what’s happening to all of us and move forward together toward justice.