The Family Care Act is a vital complement to the Colorado Civil Unions Act. Family comes first, and taking care of your family is part of being in a loving, committed relationship. Civil unions isn’t only about rights, it’s about responsibilities for one another through sickness and health.
Predictable schedules, paid time off and health insurance help these companies hold on to their valuable nonexempt workers. Read this story that features 9to5 member DeAna Jimenez and 9to5 National Executive Director Linda Meric.
The National Forum Supporting Hourly Workers will offer unique and compelling solutions to support the health and well being of hourly employees, and keep them functioning at their strongest, healthiest, and most productive.
The progress we are making at the local level is based on hard work, sound arguments, a clear need and strong support from both Republican and Democratic voters. But because of our hard-won victories, corporate opposition is preparing to go to war against low-wage working women and men with the ‘kill shot.’
Pay discrimination is a real and persistent problem that continues to shortchange American women and their families. Women earn less than men in every state and region of the country. That’s why this year’s Equal Pay Day is even more important than usual. Read more!
Much like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, the falsely cloaked Working Families Flexibility Act would hurt, not help, families. The Working Families Flexibility Act, a true misnomer, would in reality ensure workers have less time, less flexibility and less money.
Listen to 9to5 National Executive Director Linda Meric’s interview with Pat Lynch of WomensRadio on Equal Pay Day. Pay discrimination is a real and persistent problem that continues to shortchange American women. Women earn less than men in every state and region of the country. And according to 2012 statistics, the weekly earnings gap is widening for women overall.
Equal pay is important to me because I want to be able to take care of myself. I recently acquired a large debt when I suddenly became ill and had to be hospitalized. If the wage gap closed, I could pay off my medical bill. To me, pay equity is a way of helping women and their families become less vulnerable to poverty and bankruptcy due to costly, unexpected events.
9to5 members across the country will be uniting on April 9, 2013, to speak out about the need for equal pay for all. We will be doing outreach by getting friends, family, co-workers, and members of our communities to finish the sentence “Equal pay =…” Through sharing these photos and quotes we will be able to reach thousands of people with the message that equal pay is important.
In recognition of Equal Pay Day on April 9, 2013, Linda Meric talks about the pay gap and a host of other issues affecting low-wage working women with Jamila Bey on the Sex, Politics, Religion Hour.