Three ways you can take action for Black Women’s Equal Pay Day!
National Action Network
I’ve been repeatedly sexually harassed on the job, and fired in retaliation for standing up for myself. This has created economic instability for my family, as the sole financial provider for the past two decades, and has left me emotionally devastated.
Tax credits don’t cut it. The FAMILY Act would make paid family and medical leave accessible to all workers, regardless of where they work, by spreading the costs out through a national social insurance program.
9to5 Action Network members showed up with friends and family in 8 states across the country to tell our nation that women’s equality is economic equality!
I work two part-time jobs. I have student loan debt that I fear I will never be able to pay off. I can’t save for my future retirement, much less put money aside for an emergency. I stay with my parents who don’t charge me rent or expect money for groceries. Some weeks I work 50 hours or more.
I left this Summit feeling more energized to continue working to improve the status of women in my community. As the Summit leaders emphasized, we still have much work to do!
The 2016 Annual Leadership Conference was a blast! Take a look at the pictures and find out how you can get involved in upcoming workshops and trainings.
9to5 Action Network member Judy from Rhode Island speaks up about the FAMILY Act on Women’s Equality Day: “If you have a story to tell, a job lost, for instance, because you had no access to time off when needed to care for your health, a new baby, or a sick loved one, please let your legislators know!”
After I had asked Lindsey what types of subjects would be covered, I honestly wondered why I was invited to 9to5’s Regional Leadership Conference.
It’s a story more common than we might think.
Jennette Wilfong, a Missouri 9to5 member, worked in a group home for adults with developmental disabilities. She worked 50-60 hours a week, and was on call 24/7 Monday to Friday, as well as some weekends and holidays.