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Media Coverage: Despite Push by Obama, Minimum Wage Hike Stagnating

Posted by on May 30, 2013 in Homepage_featured, Media Coverage | Comments Off on Media Coverage: Despite Push by Obama, Minimum Wage Hike Stagnating

Media Coverage: Despite Push by Obama, Minimum Wage Hike Stagnating

Check out this story on the minimum wage that features 9to5 Atlanta member Rev. Harriet Bradley. The story confirms that raising the minimum wage does not hurt businesses. And in fact, it boosts the economy because it allows folks to pay for basic necessities.

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Media Coverage: The Real 9to5

Posted by on May 22, 2013 in Homepage_featured, Media Coverage | Comments Off on Media Coverage: The Real 9to5

Media Coverage: The Real 9to5

Check out this great article on 9to5 and its National Executive Director Linda Meric in Womenetics. Celebrating 9to5’s 40th anniversary, the article retraces our history and successes in putting the inequities of low-paid women on the national agenda and winning important policy victories that have improved the lives of men and women in the workplace.

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Media Coverage: 9to5 Member Talks About What Moms’ Really Need on Mother’s Day

Posted by on May 14, 2013 in Media Coverage, Wisconsin | Comments Off on Media Coverage: 9to5 Member Talks About What Moms’ Really Need on Mother’s Day

Media Coverage: 9to5 Member Talks About What Moms’ Really Need on Mother’s Day

Check out Wisconsin 9to5 member Tammie Hefty’s letter to the editor in the Wisconsin State Journal about WI FMLA and Mothers Day!

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Media Coverage: School Workers March to Support Unemployment Benefits

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

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.

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

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”

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.

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Media Coverage: Making It Work: Special Report on Hourly Workers

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in Homepage_featured, Media Coverage | Comments Off on Media Coverage: Making It Work: Special Report on Hourly Workers

Media Coverage: Making It Work: Special Report on Hourly Workers

Predictable schedules, paid time off and health insurance help these companies hold on to their valuable nonexempt workers. Read this story that features 9to5 member DeAna Jimenez and 9to5 National Executive Director Linda Meric.

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