At the event, I was encouraged to hear from organizations like 9to5 that are working to improve the lives of working women and their families. I found it even more encouraging to hear from business leaders who are making changes in their own workplaces by providing family-flexible workplace policies.
Everyone has a sick family member to care for at some point – so it’s critical to have Family Leave Insurance or other paid leave so families can stay afloat while dealing with family illness.
Paid worker leave dominated the conversation Friday at The Denver Forum on Working Families, the first in a series of gatherings to promote labor-market reforms supported by the Obama administration.
Critical bills for working women and families have been front and center in Congress this week — and the results are a mixed bag. We must keep up the drumbeat calling on Congress to make progress for women and families!
9to5 applauds President Obama’s two executive actions aimed at ending pay discrimination against women and people of color. The president is expected to sign the executive orders during an event at the White House on April 8 for Equal Pay Day, a day which women’s rights advocates recognize as how far a woman must work into 2014 to earn the same as a man did in 2013 alone.
9to5 members are speaking out, telling their personal stories of the wage gap. You can help! Take a few minutes to read these powerful stories, then share them with your friends and networks.
as we walked down MLK Drive, chanting and feeling the warm sunshine, it struck me that joining 9to5 was the right decision for me. By becoming a member, I was now a part of a larger movement demanding justice right here at home.
We’ll be celebrating Equal Pay Day this year by hosting a Bring Your Own Friend event! Come enjoy snacks and drinks with us while we discuss what equal pay means to you. It will be fun and interactive so bring your friends!
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would benefit 17 million women. They include women like Crystal Whetstone from Ohio, who had to move in with her parents to make ends meet on a minimum wage salary, and Peggy Jackson in Atlanta, who earns only enough to cover rent and utilities. Without the ability to pay their bills, these women, and more like them, are trapped in a cycle of poverty.
Join 9to5 members, community partner organizations, and elected officials as we highlight and protest the wage gap in Milwaukee.