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Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Homepage_featured | Comments Off on Trump Budget a Disaster for Women and Families

Trump Budget a Disaster for Women and Families

Trump Budget a Disaster for Women and Families

Trump Budget A Disaster For Women And Families By Linda Meric, originally featured on The Huffington Post. Despite his promises, he would sacrifice the needs of ordinary people to reward millionaires, billionaires, and big corporations. The new Trump budget proposal is a disaster for women and families. It slashes trillions of dollars from food stamps, health care and other safety net programs that working families need to make ends meet. It includes a paid leave proposal that is nothing more than lip service – unworkable and not what...

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Homepage_featured | Comments Off on New Report on LGBT Elders

New Report on LGBT Elders

New Report on LGBT Elders

9to5 allies at the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) and Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) have released a new report on issuesfacing LGBT older adults. Understanding Issues Facing LGBT Older Adults takes a comprehensive look at the experiences of LGBT elders, the challenges to accessing the resources needed to age with support and dignity, and their resilience.

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in 9to5 in the News, Homepage_featured | Comments Off on Tell Congress AGAIN: Hands Off Our Health Care!

Tell Congress AGAIN: Hands Off Our Health Care!

Tell Congress AGAIN: Hands Off Our Health Care!

Despite overwhelming public opposition to their plans to repeal health care, Republicans keep trying to take away our health care with a bill that is so bad, they have exempted themselves from it. Just like the last plan, it raises costs and cuts coverage. And now it guts protections for people with preexisting conditions, all to give massive tax breaks to the very rich and corporations.

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in 9to5 in the News, Homepage_featured | Comments Off on Working Families Flexibility Act Will Hurt Women and Families by Linda Meric

Working Families Flexibility Act Will Hurt Women and Families by Linda Meric

Working Families Flexibility Act Will Hurt Women and Families by Linda Meric

Much like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, the falsely cloaked Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180/S. 801) would hurt, not help, working women and families. The Working Families Flexibility Act, a true misnomer if ever there was one, would in reality ensure that workers have less time, less flexibility and less money.

This anti-family proposal would force workers to spend more time away from their families in exchange for possibly getting to spend time later with their families. Under this proposal, the employer, not the employee, would determine when earned comp time can be used.