When my daughter was 6 months old she attended her first press conference, working to pass family and medical leave, or FMLA. This year, Kyla turns 29, FMLA turns 24, and I’m reflecting on how far we’ve come and what’s ahead of us now!
During more than 25 years in Congress, Representative Rosa DeLauro has been – and continues to be – on the front lines of the most important battles to protect and expand the social safety net to help families put food on the table, afford health care, earn decent wages (including equal pay for equal work), and retire in dignity.
Check out 9to5’s new report “Mothers Know Best: At the intersection of low-wage work, public assistance and child care.” Over the course of the past two years, focus groups in three states brought together 100 low-income parents to talk about the difficulties they face accessing public assistance, child care, and work, as well as the policy solutions they need.
Trump Budget A Disaster For Women And Families By Linda Meric, originally featured on The Huffington Post. Despite his promises, he would sacrifice the needs of ordinary people to reward …
9to5 allies at the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) and Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) have released a new report on issuesfacing LGBT older adults. Understanding Issues Facing LGBT Older Adults takes a comprehensive look at the experiences of LGBT elders, the challenges to accessing the resources needed to age with support and dignity, and their resilience.
Despite overwhelming public opposition to their plans to repeal health care, Republicans keep trying to take away our health care with a bill that is so bad, they have exempted themselves from it. Just like the last plan, it raises costs and cuts coverage. And now it guts protections for people with preexisting conditions, all to give massive tax breaks to the very rich and corporations.
Much like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, the falsely cloaked Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180/S. 801) would hurt, not help, working women and families. The Working Families Flexibility Act, a true misnomer if ever there was one, would in reality ensure that workers have less time, less flexibility and less money.
This anti-family proposal would force workers to spend more time away from their families in exchange for possibly getting to spend time later with their families. Under this proposal, the employer, not the employee, would determine when earned comp time can be used.
It’s that time of year again…tax time! A good opportunity to reflect on all the things our taxes provide, from clean air and water, to roads and bridges, schools and teachers. National security whether it’s through defense or through economic programs that help families stay safe and secure like health care, social security, food stamps and low-income child care and housing assistance.
Today, April 4, is Equal Pay Day, representing how far into the new year women on average have to work to earn what men earned in the previous calendar year. It’s an opportunity to call attention to the pay gap experienced by working women and people of color, and to commit to taking action to close the gap.
9to5 Georgia is proud to announce the passage of the Family Care Act (SB 201) with a 114 to 51 vote count in the House! The bill will now be sent to the Governor Deal for his signature.