as we walked down MLK Drive, chanting and feeling the warm sunshine, it struck me that joining 9to5 was the right decision for me. By becoming a member, I was now a part of a larger movement demanding justice right here at home.
We’ll be celebrating Equal Pay Day this year by hosting a Bring Your Own Friend event! Come enjoy snacks and drinks with us while we discuss what equal pay means to you. It will be fun and interactive so bring your friends!
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would benefit 17 million women. They include women like Crystal Whetstone from Ohio, who had to move in with her parents to make ends meet on a minimum wage salary, and Peggy Jackson in Atlanta, who earns only enough to cover rent and utilities. Without the ability to pay their bills, these women, and more like them, are trapped in a cycle of poverty.
Join 9to5 members, community partner organizations, and elected officials as we highlight and protest the wage gap in Milwaukee.
In this country, we will pay someone more to take of our cars than we will pay them to take care of our children or elderly parents.
Leisa from Texas shares how a culture of pay secrecy among co-workers, and her new employer asking about salary history, led to a history of unequal pay following her to a new job.
Unexpected car issues, outgrowing pants, and needing new shoes don’t wait till the next pay check.
Yolanda from Texas talks about the gender and race wage gap for a bilingual Latina on the job hunt.
Kiki from Pennsylvania shares how legal discrimination against single moms contributes to the wage gap.
9to5 members are the lifeblood of our organization. They are central to 9to5’s work to improve the lives of working women and their families. That’s why each year from February through the end of April we run 9to5’s annual Membership Drive, dedicated to recruiting new members at a discounted rate.