9to5 Wisconsin was founded in 1982 in Milwaukee and has long been dedicated to the rights and respect of working women and nonbinary working people of color in Wisconsin and across the country. In Wisconsin, 9to5 has led campaigns and coalitions to win more equitable policies for all working women and nonbinary people of color.


Some of our historic and recent wins include:

1988: 9to5 Wisconsin leads successful campaign for state family medical leave law.

2008: 9to5 Wisconsin-led coalition passes a city Paid Sick Days ordinance supported by 70% of voters.

2016: 9to5 Wisconsin won the Ban the Box in the City of Milwaukee applications

2021: 9to5 Wisconsin supported and won the City of Appleton resolution to eliminate discrimination against all women 

2022: 9to5 Wisconsin won Paid Leave policies for the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County employees

2023: 9to5 Wisconsin successfully launched the first statewide Wisconsin Care Coalition

2023: 9to5 Wisconsin successfully wins local voter rights protection and expansion in Green Bay and Kenosha

2024: 9to5 Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Care Coalition introduce one of the most comprehensive paid leave state bills in the nation

Throughout Wisconsin, we’re fighting for paid leave, affordable childcare, fair and equitable representation in all state and local decision-making bodies, democracy protection, and voter rights and engagement. We founded and anchor the statewide Wisconsin Care Coalition, fighting for paid leave and affordable childcare for workers in Wisconsin. Learn more here.

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Wisconsin News

Welcome 9to5 Wisconsin 2024 Community Justice Apprenticeship Program Interns!

9to5 Wisconsin is excited to highlight this year’s Community Justice Apprenticeship Program interns! Take a look below to learn more about them. HARRIETTE RICHARDS Hi. I, Harriette Richards, love my Community. I am giving my all. Everything that I have belongs to my Community. I am just a natural being having a spiritual experience. I, Harriette, come to 9to5 as boldly as I know how. I am asking for Social Justice. I am not as smart as I could be…

Wisconsin Campaigns

  • Paid Leave for Wisconsin!

    We are working towards a future where all workers in Wisconsin have access to paid family & medical leave. We believe that paid family & medical leave is a key
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  • Illustrated women’s faces ordered in a triangle with phrase “strong women vote”

    Wisconsin Women Vote Our Values!

    Working women have the power to determine the outcome of elections and hold elected officials accountable. Together we can forge new public and workplace policies that put us and our
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Wisconsin Events





  • Join us in our Postcards for Progress campaign as we write to our legislators, urging them to prioritize the needs of working families in WI. Let’s put pen to paper and unite our voices for change!

    July 30th, 2024 5:00 PM through 7:00 PM

Wisconsin Resources

  • 2023 Annual Report

    2023 was an incredible year of wins, growth, and change for 9to5 and we’re so glad you were with us along the way. Our movement is about you and we
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    • Wisconsin Chapter
  • Paid Family & Medical Leave in Wisconsin

    Learn more about paid leave for Wisconsin.
    • Wisconsin Chapter
    • Paid Leave for Wisconsin