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Posted by on May 10, 2013 in National Action Network | Comments Off on Let Us Know What Equal Pay Means to You

Let Us Know What Equal Pay Means to You

Let Us Know What Equal Pay Means to You

It’s not too late to share what equal pay means to you! Submit your own quote or picture.

Posted by on May 9, 2013 in Homepage_featured, Media Releases | Comments Off on Press Statement: U.S. House of Representatives Takes a Step Backwards and Votes for H.R. 1406

Press Statement: U.S. House of Representatives Takes a Step Backwards and Votes for H.R. 1406

Press Statement: U.S. House of Representatives Takes a Step Backwards and Votes for H.R. 1406

Just in time for Mother’s Day, the U.S. House of Representatives voted against hard-working mothers and fathers in favor of less flexibility, less time and less money for families.

Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Homepage_featured | Comments Off on Blog: Working Families Flexibility Act is an Oxymoron

Blog: Working Families Flexibility Act is an Oxymoron

Blog: Working Families Flexibility Act is an Oxymoron

Much like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, the falsely cloaked Working Families Flexibility Act (HR 1406) would hurt, not help, families. The Working Families Flexibility Act, a true misnomer, would in reality ensure workers have less time, less flexibility and less money.

Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Georgia, Homepage_featured, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Is your family ready? A message from a 9to5 member

Is your family ready? A message from a 9to5 member

Is your family ready? A message from a 9to5 member

This week I will be one of several 9to5 members from across the country who will be attending Caring Across Generations Congressional briefing to discuss with Senators possible solutions to problems that domestic caregivers face every day. Check out this video to learn how you can help.

Posted by on Apr 30, 2013 in Georgia, Georgia_events | Comments Off on Event: Behind the Kitchen Door Book Event

Event: Behind the Kitchen Door Book Event

Event: Behind the Kitchen Door Book Event

Restaurant workers live on some of the lowest wages in America. Poor working conditions–including discrimination and unsanitary kitchens–affect the meals that arrive at our restaurant tables. How do these conditions affect you and your community?

Posted by on Apr 30, 2013 in Georgia | Comments Off on Blog: Defending Unemployment Benefits with GA School Workers

Blog: Defending Unemployment Benefits with GA School Workers

Blog: Defending Unemployment Benefits with GA School Workers

I found the mighty crowd gathered on Martin Luther King Dr. and was immediately struck by its excited energy. We chanted, we sang, and we marched down MLK, an impressive gathering of diverse voices and bodies, walking together to claim justice.

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in Homepage_featured, Media Releases | Comments Off on Press Statement: The Employment Non-Discrimination Act is re-introduced today in the U.S. House and Senate.

Press Statement: The Employment Non-Discrimination Act is re-introduced today in the U.S. House and Senate.

Press Statement: The Employment Non-Discrimination Act is re-introduced today in the U.S. House and Senate.

Our country is often divided by political and religious affiliations as well as geography, but there is one value that unifies us all – the belief that every American should be treated equally under the law. There has never been a better time than now to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in Georgia, Media Coverage | Comments Off on Media Coverage: School Workers March to Support Unemployment Benefits

Media Coverage: School Workers March to Support Unemployment Benefits

Media Coverage: School Workers March to Support Unemployment Benefits

The battle for unemployment benefits for contract school workers spilled into Atlanta streets Saturday, as about 250 people called for full disbursement of denied money from the Georgia state government and no similar withholding in the future.

Posted by on Apr 19, 2013 in Colorado, Homepage_featured, Media Releases | Comments Off on Media Release: The Family Care Act Passes Colorado State Legislature

Media Release: The Family Care Act Passes Colorado State Legislature

Media Release: The Family Care Act Passes Colorado State Legislature

The Family Care Act is a vital complement to the Colorado Civil Unions Act. Family comes first, and taking care of your family is part of being in a loving, committed relationship. Civil unions isn’t only about rights, it’s about responsibilities for one another through sickness and health.

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in Georgia, Media Coverage | Comments Off on Media Coverage: City of Atlanta Joins Growing List of Employers to “Ban the Box”

Media Coverage: City of Atlanta Joins Growing List of Employers to “Ban the Box”

Media Coverage: City of Atlanta Joins Growing List of Employers to “Ban the Box”

The city of Atlanta is first employer in Georgia to “ban the box” on employment applications – doing away with the question about past criminal offenses.The next step, said Marilynn Winn, organizer for 9to5 Atlanta, is to push for similar policies at the state level, in individual counties across Georgia, and eventually, from private employers.