Today is Women’s Equality Day and we are calling for jobs that boost families and communities. 9to5 members in 21 cities across the country will be discussing the importance of family-flexible policies that allow people to care for themselves and their families without jeopardizing their jobs or economic security.
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington when hundreds of thousands of people mobilized for equality, jobs and freedom. Enormous strides have been made, but we aren’t done yet. We must continue the fight for the basic standards that all of us need to contribute to overall stability for families, communities and a growing economy.
In the same spirit of the revolutionary women who united for women’s equality at the Seneca Falls Convention 165 years ago today, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and House Democratic women unveiled a new policy agenda that highlights some key women’s economic issues: equal pay, work and family balance, and access to affordable child care.
9to5 joined the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC-United) and other organizations to release a new report, “The Third Shift: Child Care Needs and Access for Working Mothers in Restaurants,” this week.
Today’s Supreme Court decisions ignore the realities of the workplace and make it harder for workers who experience discrimination on the job to seek justice. 9to5 calls on Congress to remedy these decisions by passing legislation to eliminate and prevent workplace discrimination.
Today’s Supreme Court decisions are a huge step forward on the road to full equality for lesbian and gay Americans. Every American regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity should be protected against discrimination, afforded legal protections, and provided equal treatment under the law
“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.” Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Today’s Supreme Court’s decision on Fisher v. University of Texas is good news for building a more diverse and inclusive America. Diversity benefits everyone and helps prepare tomorrow’s leaders for a global marketplace.
As the full Senate begins debate on historic immigration reform, 9to5 members including Julie Nguyen, a 31- year-old grad student studying social work at Georgia State University, are mobilizing with hundreds of women immigrants and community leaders from across the country for “Women Stand Together” on Capitol Hill today! Read why passage of common-sense immigration reform is central to women’s equality.
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.