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.
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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.
In a speech to the senate floor, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) quoted 9to5 Colorado member Jackie Parkins, as he called on Congress to uphold its duty to make sure the people who do the work that makes our country run get a fair chance to aspire to the American Dream.
9to5 turns 40 this year! Celebrate 40 Years of Winning Justice for Working Women! We’re excited about our 40th anniversary and we want to share the celebration with you. Save the date to attend one of our three anniversary events on 9.25.13.
Maria Bolaños, a Salvadoran woman in Hyattsville, Maryland, called the police out of fear that her partner was going to hurt her. But instead of being protected by the police, she got turned over to immigration.
Check out 9to5 Executive Director Linda Meric’s op-ed published in The Huffington Post on expanding opportunity so everyone has a fair chance at the American Dream.
Check our this front page story published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on an amazing 9to5 member and the organization that helped her find her voice.
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.