“After a year of doing this work, the one thing that came out loud and clear was that transit is not affordable,” 9to5 organizer Zoe Williams said. “Before we can talk about last-mile connections, station safety, service changes, or light rail, we have to make sure that people can get the fares and passes they need to make the transit system relevant.”
FMLA was meant only as a first step in helping workers handle the dual responsibilities of work and family. Now, as we celebrate its 21st anniversary, it’s time to take that next step. Working women and families nationwide need access to paid family and medical leave insurance.
When my EITC refund came in 1996, it was worth nearly $1,900. I had never seen so much money before in my life. I was finally able to pay off the electric bill, and I used $800 to buy a car — a used Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. To me, that car was a Mercedes.
The temperature had dropped well below zero at 5:45 a.m. on Dec. 5. But that did not deter the group of 75 bundled-up fast-food workers and their supporters.
9to5 Atlanta organizer Marilynn Winn shares stories about her youth and starting 9to5’s Ban the Box campaign.
This raise will put a little more money in the pockets of Colorado’s low-wage workers so that they can spend on essentials like food, utilities and repairs — purchases that will help their families and our local economy.
9to5 Georgia State Director Charmaine Davis was featured in Atlanta’s 11Alive coverage of local Black Friday protests by Walmart workers.
9to5 WI State Director, Dana Schultz, and WI State Representative Eric Genrich talk about The Pregnancy Fairness Act as a common sense law that would ensure the economic security of pregnant workers.
9to5 WI State Director, Dana Schultz, speaks out at a press conference in the State Legislature about the importance of a bill offering pregnancy fairness to employees.
9to5 member and coalition partner, Martha De La Rosa speaks out during a rally on Friday urging Milwaukee County Board to Adopt a Living Wage Ordinance.