While some naysayers including politicians and television personalities want to blame working mothers for the state of our nation, it’s really the state of our nation that’s to blame for these issues facing working mothers. Check out Linda Meric’s blog in the Huffington Post.
Check out this story on the minimum wage that features 9to5 Atlanta member Rev. Harriet Bradley. The story confirms that raising the minimum wage does not hurt businesses. And in fact, it boosts the economy because it allows folks to pay for basic necessities.
Check out this great article on 9to5 and its National Executive Director Linda Meric in Womenetics. Celebrating 9to5’s 40th anniversary, the article retraces our history and successes in putting the inequities of low-paid women on the national agenda and winning important policy victories that have improved the lives of men and women in the workplace.
Check out Wisconsin 9to5 member Tammie Hefty’s letter to the editor in the Wisconsin State Journal about WI FMLA and Mothers Day!
The battle for unemployment benefits for contract school workers spilled into Atlanta streets Saturday, as about 250 people called for full disbursement of denied money from the Georgia state government and no similar withholding in the future.
The city of Atlanta is first employer in Georgia to “ban the box” on employment applications – doing away with the question about past criminal offenses.The next step, said Marilynn Winn, organizer for 9to5 Atlanta, is to push for similar policies at the state level, in individual counties across Georgia, and eventually, from private employers.
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 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!
Erika Wolf of 9to5 Wisconsin from Madison discusses how the gender gap pay affects all women with Doug Cunningham of People’s Mic