Everyone has a sick family member to care for at some point – so it’s critical to have Family Leave Insurance or other paid leave so families can stay afloat while dealing with family illness.
Paid worker leave dominated the conversation Friday at The Denver Forum on Working Families, the first in a series of gatherings to promote labor-market reforms supported by the Obama administration.
Critical bills for working women and families have been front and center in Congress this week – and the results are a mixed bag. We must keep up the drumbeat calling on Congress to make progress for women and families!
The Good News: Unemployment Insurance
Thanks to months of consistent pressure from 9to5 members and concerned citizens everywhere, on Monday the Senate finally successfully passed a bill to renew Emergency Unemployment Insurance benefits to the long-term unemployed. But Speaker Boehner is refusing...
9to5 applauds President Obama’s two executive actions aimed at ending pay discrimination against women and people of color. The president is expected to sign the executive orders during an event at the White House on April 8 for Equal Pay Day, a day which women’s rights advocates recognize as how far a woman must work into 2014 to earn the same as a man did in 2013 alone.
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