I know that this will open the door for families all over the United States to be able to bounce back, get on their feet, and make positive changes in their lives. It shows that one mistake does not have to define you for the rest of your life.
If the American people don’t vote, elected officials won’t have our voices in mind and will legislate based on their own agendas regarding tuition, police brutality, women’s rights, and so much more.
As we continue to discuss reproductive rights in this country, we cannot leave black women’s fight for motherhood out of the conversation. It is essential that barriers to motherhood be removed so that every woman regardless of race and socioeconomic status has the option to give birth to healthy children and raise them in a society where their lives are valued. That is reproductive justice that truly expands the meaning of “choice.”
Big news! On Labor Day, President Obama signs an executive order extending paid sick days to 300,000 federal contractors.
After I had asked Lindsey what types of subjects would be covered, I honestly wondered why I was invited to 9to5’s Regional Leadership Conference.
It’s a story more common than we might think.
Jennette Wilfong, a Missouri 9to5 member, worked in a group home for adults with developmental disabilities. She worked 50-60 hours a week, and was on call 24/7 Monday to Friday, as well as some weekends and holidays.
After years of organizing from 9to5 and other workers groups, the Los Angeles City Council has raised the minimum wage and passed enforcements to protect workers from wage theft. We’re celebrating this major victory and rolling up our sleeves for what’s next!
Your work is too important to leave vulnerable. Your organization can and should armor up to prepare for the storms of opposition attacks.
9to5 is proud to partner with The Working America Health Care program offers a simple way for 9to5 members without access to health coverage through your employer or union to learn about health care options, costs and to connect to licensed professionals that can help you and your family sign up for insurance.
“Deciding to love, care for, and support your family shouldn’t mean choosing a life of poverty.”