Christina from California shares how discrimination against workers with disabilities has forced her to raise her kids on unequal pay.
Board Chair Tamiko Vukovic shares her story on NBC about why comprehensive health care and caregiving legislation is vital.
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...
Check out Rhonda’s great appearance on Morning Blend here!
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tax credits don’t cut it. The FAMILY Act would make paid family and medical leave accessible to all workers, regardless of where they work, by spreading the costs out through a national social insurance program.
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