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Posted by on Nov 20, 2012 in National Action Network | Comments Off on National Day of Action on August 26, 2012

National Day of Action on August 26, 2012

National Day of Action on August 26, 2012

Join 9to5 for our National Day of Action to support paid sick days. It’s time to strengthen our families and rebuild America.

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012 in Homepage_featured, National Action Network | Comments Off on I Can’t Wait to Do It Again

I Can’t Wait to Do It Again

I Can’t Wait to Do It Again

9to5 Action Network activist stops foot traffic at her local library in Houston to talk about 9to5 and paid sick days. Empowered, energized and psyched, she is ready to do it again!

Posted by on Nov 10, 2012 in Georgia | Comments Off on Make a Difference this Fall: Intern with 9to5 Atlanta

Make a Difference this Fall: Intern with 9to5 Atlanta

Make a Difference this Fall: Intern with 9to5 Atlanta

9to5 Atlanta is proud to announce its 4th annual Community Internship Program (CIP). The CIP is an opportunity for members to learn how to organize around issues central to 9to5’s mission: ending employment discrimination, raising workers’ hourly wages, and passing flexible workplace policies.

Posted by on Oct 29, 2012 in California | Comments Off on Stand with 9to5 to end the Death Penalty

Stand with 9to5 to end the Death Penalty

Stand with 9to5 to end the Death Penalty

9to5 knows that we will never achieve full equality and economic empowerment if we don’t combat all forms of oppression. In our commitment to end all forms of oppression, we are opposed to legalized state executions because of its inherent systemic race and class discrimination.

Posted by on Oct 25, 2012 in Media Coverage, Wisconsin | Comments Off on Media Coverage: Yes: Women deserve pay fairness

Media Coverage: Yes: Women deserve pay fairness

Media Coverage: Yes: Women deserve pay fairness

In Milwaukee recently, low-wage workers, union members and community activists joined a National Day of Action to raise the minimum wage.

Posted by on Oct 25, 2012 in California_events | Comments Off on Event: 9to5 Movie Night Presents “Sicko”

Event: 9to5 Movie Night Presents “Sicko”

Event: 9to5 Movie Night Presents “Sicko”

You are invited to attend screening of a documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations and HMO horror stories

Posted by on Oct 22, 2012 in National Action Network | Comments Off on Cleveland Day of Action

Cleveland Day of Action

Cleveland Day of Action

For the Day of Action I talked to people in my community about 9to5 and about the importance of everyone having access to paid sick days. I also got them to sign pledge cards to support candidates who will fight for working families.

Posted by on Oct 19, 2012 in 9to5 in the News, Homepage_featured, Media Coverage | Comments Off on Media Coverage: Binders Full of Women Come Up Empty

Media Coverage: Binders Full of Women Come Up Empty

Media Coverage: Binders Full of Women Come Up Empty

Women represent more than half of the electorate and nearly half the workforce. So you’d think that President Obama and Governor Romney, vying to win the women’s vote, would focus on pay equity and its direct link to a healthy economy. But no, it took a woman to raise the question just three weeks before the presidential election.

Posted by on Oct 5, 2012 in Colorado, Media Coverage | Comments Off on Media Coverage: Give Poverty the Attention it Deserves in the Debate

Media Coverage: Give Poverty the Attention it Deserves in the Debate

Media Coverage: Give Poverty the Attention it Deserves in the Debate

It’s time we give poverty, particularly child poverty, the attention it deserves. A good place to start would be the first presidential debate in Denver on October 3.

Posted by on Oct 2, 2012 in Colorado, Media Coverage | Comments Off on Media Coverage: Please, President Obama and Gov. Romney, no lip service on family values

Media Coverage: Please, President Obama and Gov. Romney, no lip service on family values

Media Coverage: Please, President Obama and Gov. Romney, no lip service on family values

Jessica Smith started a petition to get President Obama and Governor Romney talking about paid sick days and family leave insurance. Jessica knows a little something about the need for these policies. She suffered a stroke when she was 3 years old.