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.
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.
9to5 Atlanta announces new City of Atlanta policy promoting fairness in employment. In a campaign led by 9to5 Atlanta, the City of Atlanta became the 44th local jurisdiction in the nation to remove the conviction history question from its job applications.
Many working women in Colorado face sexual harassment on the job, but they don’t have sufficient remedies available under state law to seek justice. These bills will preserve, not cost, Colorado jobs, and should be supported by all of us.
Check out the interview 9to5 Colorado Member De Ana Jimenez did with FOX 31 Denver about her past experience of being denied a job due to her poor credit report because of her children’s medical bills.
Linda Meric, the national executive director of 9to5, an organization dedicated to ensuring the rights of women, applauded Obama’s decision, noting “The average cost of childcare ranges from $3,900 to $11,700 annually, often making it impossible for women in low-wage jobs to make ends meet.”
Dana Schultz, 9to5 Milwaukee Chapter Director, appearing on TMJ4’s “Wisconsin Tonight” shares why Congress must pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.
Americans agree that there’s nothing more important than taking responsibility and caring for your family members. After 20 years, it’s time to make FMLA more affordable and accessible. Our country needs healthy and economically secure families to help fuel a strong, thriving economy.
Erin Bennett, Colorado director of 9to5, National Association of Working Women, said the changes are necessary because the monetary compensation some plaintiffs get isn’t enough to cover attorneys’ costs. This leads to some attorneys not being willing to take discrimination cases against small businesses, leaving those victims without any means for justice, she said.
Check out this story by CNN Money on 9to5’s fight for equal pay featuring Cindia Cameron, 9to5 organizing director.