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!
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.
9to5 members are speaking out, telling their personal stories of the wage gap. You can help! Take a few minutes to read these powerful stories, then share them with your friends and networks.
as we walked down MLK Drive, chanting and feeling the warm sunshine, it struck me that joining 9to5 was the right decision for me. By becoming a member, I was now a part of a larger movement demanding justice right here at home.
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would benefit 17 million women. They include women like Crystal Whetstone from Ohio, who had to move in with her parents to make ends meet on a minimum wage salary, and Peggy Jackson in Atlanta, who earns only enough to cover rent and utilities. Without the ability to pay their bills, these women, and more like them, are trapped in a cycle of poverty.
9to5 members are the lifeblood of our organization. They are central to 9to5’s work to improve the lives of working women and their families. That’s why each year from February through the end of April we run 9to5’s annual Membership Drive, dedicated to recruiting new members at a discounted rate.
I needed to know if I could be denied a promotion due to my kids being sick. I felt lost and alone, and I really did not know where to turn. Looking back, I can see that becoming a 9to5 member has been life changing for me.
Women and men across the country are joining or renewing their membership during 9to5’s national Membership Drive. Find out if you should be one of them.
Take advantage of special membership drive rates and join or renew your membership today. Your membership will help win raises, rights, and respect for working women across the country.