Sunday may be Father’s Day but June 12 is Mothers’ Equal Pay Day, recognizing how far into 2014 moms must work to earn the same wages that fathers made in 2013 alone. On average, full-time working moms make only 69 cents to every dollarearned by full-time working dads.
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Members and allies have shared their stories at four different RTD Board Meetings. We’ve met with RTD Staff and Board members encouraging them to make community input a focal point of the fare evaluation.
9to5 Colorado is proud of the momentum gained on this bill, and we are hopeful about the bill’s potential for next year. Check out all the great media coverage.
9to5 Atlanta Chapter Director Charmaine Davis discussing the wage gap on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s “On The Story.”
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.
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.