9to5 applauds President Obama’s two executive actions aimed at ending pay discrimination against women and people of color. The president is expected to sign the executive orders during an event at the White House on April 8 for Equal Pay Day, a day which women’s rights advocates recognize as how far a woman must work into 2014 to earn the same as a man did in 2013 alone.
After intensive community canvassing, surveying, and organizing 9to5 Colorado has released their transit report titled “Left at the Station: A Civil Rights perspective on Transit Justice in the Front Range.”
“It’s time to do away with workplace policies that belong in a “Mad Men” episode.” – President Barack Obama in his January 29, 2014 State of the Union address
This week, The Shriver Report releases a new report addressing women’s poverty in the U.S. and some of the good jobs, workplace flexibility, equal opportunity and economic security issues that 9to5 organizes around.
Congress needs to return to Washington ready to govern, and the first thing on their agenda should be the extension of this critical safety net for workers who have been laid off and unable to find new jobs.
9to5 applauds today’s introduction of The Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act), a federal bill to establish a national insurance program to provide wage replacement for workers when serious health and family caregiving needs arise.
It is time for LGBT Americans to be treated equally in the workplace. 9to5 applauds the Senate’s action. Now it’s time for the U. S. House of Representatives to take action to debate and pass ENDA. 9to5 will continue to actively work with our allies to end workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
The PWFA will guarantee that women who are pregnant will be treated fairly in the workplace and be able to achieve economic security for themselves and their families. The time for Congress to act is now.
9to5 marched, rallied and chanted in solidarity with fast-food workers, who walked off their jobs on Thursday, August 29, 2013, as part of the largest-ever strike to hit the $200 billion industry. Check-out some photos, video and media coverage from the #829strike!
In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights March on Washington this week, MomsRising.org has published a blog carnival that includes a blog post by our Linda Meric on the need to keep on marching. Check it out here.