Read 9to5 National Executive Director Linda Meric’s op-ed on the need for family and medical leave insurance; a simple common-sense solution that’s good for working families, local businesses and the economy.
9to5 marched, rallied and chanted in solidarity with fast-food workers, who walked off their jobs on Thursday, August 29, 2013, as part of the largest-ever strike to hit the $200 billion industry. Check-out some photos, video and media coverage from the #829strike!
In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights March on Washington this week, MomsRising.org has published a blog carnival that includes a blog post by our Linda Meric on the need to keep on marching. Check it out here.
Today is Women’s Equality Day and we are calling for jobs that boost families and communities. 9to5 members in 21 cities across the country will be discussing the importance of family-flexible policies that allow people to care for themselves and their families without jeopardizing their jobs or economic security.
Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. That monumental event and the organizing that followed helped reshape our country and the economy. But we aren’t done yet. Call your Senators and Congressional Representative and tell them that, on this 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, we expect them to take action on the Voting Rights Act to protect the voting rights of all Americans.
Read about 9to5’s incredible 40 year history in Working Mother Magazine and help us celebrate 40 amazing years!
Mark your calendar for 9to5’s National Day of Action on Women’s Equality Day on August 26. To celebrate this milestone, 9to5 will be engaging members across the country to take action for women’s workplace rights. This year we will focus on updating and expanding FMLA. Click here to learn more about our events or to sign 9to5’s pledge to support family-flexible policies.
A new poll, just released by the National Employment Law Project (NELP), finds that 80 percent of Americans – including 62 percent of Republicans and 80 percent of Independents – support raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour and indexing it to the cost of living. Sign the petition to raise the minimum wage and boost our economy.
Check out The New York Times story that highlights 9to5 member Stacey C. and quotes 9to5’s director of organizing. Yes, a lack of basic services (public transportation, quality schools, local businesses, community centers) in low-income segregated neighborhoods means that these working parents have additional barriers to upward economic mobility.
In the same spirit of the revolutionary women who united for women’s equality at the Seneca Falls Convention 165 years ago today, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and House Democratic women unveiled a new policy agenda that highlights some key women’s economic issues: equal pay, work and family balance, and access to affordable child care.