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.
Being there for family is what matters. That’s why we need a law that guarantees you can be with your loved ones when they need you and not have to give up a paycheck while you do it.
9to5 applauds today’s introduction of The Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act), a federal bill to establish a national insurance program to provide wage replacement for workers when serious health and family caregiving needs arise.
Across the country, the momentum is building as more cities and states win work/family policies that help working women care for themselves and their families without losing a paycheck or risking their jobs.
9to5 stands with Walmart workers striking for a living wage, safe working conditions, and an end to illegal retaliation. Join us at a protest near you.
The Senate is expected to vote on the Fair Minimum Wage Act in the next few weeks. Call your Senators and tell them to vote YES to raising and indexing the minimum wage and tipped minimum wage. America can’t afford poverty wages any longer.
It is time for LGBT Americans to be treated equally in the workplace. 9to5 applauds the Senate’s action. Now it’s time for the U. S. House of Representatives to take action to debate and pass ENDA. 9to5 will continue to actively work with our allies to end workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
The time is now for immigration reform. We know it, kids know it–it’s time for Congress to hear it.
The PWFA will guarantee that women who are pregnant will be treated fairly in the workplace and be able to achieve economic security for themselves and their families. The time for Congress to act is now.
Even in “off year ” elections when there are fewer high profile candidates or races, there are important positions, including city council, county commission and school board on the ballot. Are you prepared to vote?