In an historic announcement, made through the unique channel of LinkedIn, via his senior advisor on working families Valerie Jarret, Obama said access to these kinds of policies is a “worker’s right, not a privilege.
9to5 stands with labor and immigration organizations thanking President Obama for his executive action granting temporary legal status for close to 5 million undocumented immigrants. But this is not enough. The time for common-sense immigration reform, more than ever, is now. The Congress needs to take the President’s lead and pass comprehensive immigration reform that will strengthen our families, communities and nati
For the first time ever, the Senate yesterday agreed to move on to a full debate of the Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA), by a vote of 73-25. We’ve passed the first of many hurdles, but it’s not over – this is the Senate’s chance to do the right thing.
It was such an honor to be part of the White House Summit on Working Families. Never in a million years would I have seen myself having lunch with the most influential person in the nation. It has left me speechless for days.
The right to work free from workplace discrimination and harassment is a fundamental human right supported by the vast majority of Americans across demographics and political lines. But currently, lesbian, gay and bisexual employees in 29 states, and transgender employees in 32 states, are still working without protection against employment discrimination.
As we reach the one year anniversary of the passage of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (S. 744) in the U.S. Senate without seeing any movement forward with similar legislation in the House, 9to5 stands with labor and immigration organizations urging Congress to act and remember that the time for common-sense immigration reform, more than ever, is now.
Working families have had enough. Pregnant workers are being forced to choose between the health of their pregnancies and the necessity of earning a living. Women who want and need to continue working throughout their pregnancies have been fired, forced to quit or take unpaid leave.
Fast food workers are standing up to demand fair wages and the right to organize without retaliation. In more than 150 cities, and 30 countries, low-wage workers are on strike from the $200 billion fast food industry.
Despite overwhelming support from hard-working Americans, a minority group of senators blocked a vote to advance the Fair Minimum Wage Act today.
The Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s Proposal 2 by a 6-2 vote this week. Proposal 2, passed in 2006, codified discrimination by creating two separate and unequal systems for determining admission criteria at colleges and universities.