It’s been a year since the Supreme Court turned over Roe vs. Wade causing a disaster for women of color, low-income women, and women with disabilities. As of this week, more than half of states have enacted abortion bans or will enact them soon, affecting 15 million women of color.
But in that year I also saw hope- we showed up in record numbers to the polls to elect leaders across the country who will work to defend and claw back our human right to choose when or if we have children. Together, we must continue to vote, raise our voices, and demand change until every person has their rights restored.
Leng Leng Chancey
This year we recognized LGBTQ+ Equal Pay Day on June 15th and we’re keeping an eye on legislation that is a stepping stone to ending the discrimination suffered by too many. The Equality Act would make it illegal to discriminate against LGBTQ+ people by businesses, landlords and lenders, the education system, and other vital systems.
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While landlords were being honored nearby, we joined our members to hold the Slummy Awards in protest of rising rents and bad conditions.
Join our 9to5 Georgia Team as we honor working women in the Armed Forces. Participate in an interactive panel decision on the challenges women in the Armed Forces experience when returning to the workplace after completing their service.
Join us July 20th for our virtual chapter meeting to meet our team and help us kick off our paid leave campaign.
Celebrating 50 Years
|9to5: The Story of a Movement, a documentary that chronicles the early moments of our work at 9to5 had its world premiere on June 19, 2020. PBS aired the documentary on February 1, 2021 and it was later added to Netflix where you can still watch it today. |
The documentary captures early 9to5 history, action, and wins and has captivating interviews with founding members.The documentary was directed and produced by Academy-Award winning filmmaker Julia Reichert.
What We’re Reading
What To Know About the Gender Wage Gap as the Equal Pay Act Turns 60
“New analysis by the Center for American Progress shows that working women have cumulatively lost $61 trillion in wages since 1967.”
“Activists want the agency’s new office for environmental justice to make the health of pregnant people, which is threatened by a changing climate and pollutants, an explicit priority.”
Dollar General recently received a $3.4 million dollar fine for being an unsafe workplace, and has received $21 million in fines since 2017. Now they will conduct a saftey audit. Learn more about how the company also takes advantage of customers and employees:
“A good stretch opportunity for your career should have clear time and energy limits, and the primary goal should be for you to learn and grow…But if it is taking up more than 30% of your time to do it, then the development opportunity has become a problematic quiet promotion.”
Most people agree that “it is not possible to achieve racial equity without paying all workers a living wage” and that “CEOs of large companies have a role to play in addressing racial equity.”