As we reach the one year anniversary of the passage of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (S. 744) in the U.S. Senate without seeing any movement forward with similar legislation in the House, 9to5 stands with labor and immigration organizations urging Congress to act and remember that the time for common-sense immigration reform, more than ever, is now.
Working families have had enough. Pregnant workers are being forced to choose between the health of their pregnancies and the necessity of earning a living. Women who want and need to continue working throughout their pregnancies have been fired, forced to quit or take unpaid leave.
Fast food workers are standing up to demand fair wages and the right to organize without retaliation. In more than 150 cities, and 30 countries, low-wage workers are on strike from the $200 billion fast food industry.
For Mother’s Day, Congress should take action to pass a policy that would make a huge difference for working moms – paid family and medical leave insurance.
They say a mother’s work is never done. And in Colorado, that’s definitely the case, although not for the greatest reason.
Despite overwhelming support from hard-working Americans, a minority group of senators blocked a vote to advance the Fair Minimum Wage Act today.
9to5 Atlanta Chapter Director Charmaine Davis discussing the wage gap on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s “On The Story.”
The Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s Proposal 2 by a 6-2 vote this week. Proposal 2, passed in 2006, codified discrimination by creating two separate and unequal systems for determining admission criteria at colleges and universities.
Being a 9to5 member is powerful. Not only are members involved and committed on an individual level, but they also unite to build a formidable collective voice that will not be silenced or ignored. At the core of a movement for meaningful change, 9to5 members embody power in their thoughts, words, and actions.
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.