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!”
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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.
This is your moment to tell DC City Council “It’s time to care!”
Being there when your family needs you is not negotiable. Make sure your legislators know it!
Join us during membership drive, a national campaign uniting 9to5 members from coast to coast as we build our power to win the policies and workplace changes we need!
As a member of 9to5, I believe the next steps for Rhode Island should be to raise the minimum wage for tipped workers (currently only $2.89 per hour) and index the state minimum wage to inflation. Both of these provisions were on the table, but were stripped from the legislation passed in 2013.
One of the greatest tools we have is other women. It was eye-opening to see how much talent our sisters have and how much we can learn from one another.
Know who you are and what’s in your best interests, then vote for the candidates who will work for you. Together, women are a force that can’t be ignored. We can reverse the tides of discrimination and hate.
On November 4, Massachusetts voters get to choose whether their state will become the third state in the country with earned sick days for all workers. Spread the word: Yes on Question 4!