A new poll, just released by the National Employment Law Project (NELP), finds that 80 percent of Americans – including 62 percent of Republicans and 80 percent of Independents – support raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour and indexing it to the cost of living. Sign the petition to raise the minimum wage and boost our economy.
Check out The New York Times story that highlights 9to5 member Stacey C. and quotes 9to5’s director of organizing. Yes, a lack of basic services (public transportation, quality schools, local businesses, community centers) in low-income segregated neighborhoods means that these working parents have additional barriers to upward economic mobility.
In the same spirit of the revolutionary women who united for women’s equality at the Seneca Falls Convention 165 years ago today, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and House Democratic women unveiled a new policy agenda that highlights some key women’s economic issues: equal pay, work and family balance, and access to affordable child care.
New 9to5 member Kim Schofield reflects on our recent Regional Leadership Retreat here in Atlanta.
We are pleased to announce that 9to5 is officially becoming a statewide organization, and we are having our kick off party and fundraiser to celebrate in Madison! Please join us for this special event where we will honor community leaders, introduce new activists, and thank our members for their amazing support.
August 26, 2013: Join 9to5 Atlanta as we take action to expand access to family and medical leave!
9to5 joined the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC-United) and other organizations to release a new report, “The Third Shift: Child Care Needs and Access for Working Mothers in Restaurants,” this week.
Check out our latest blog in the Huffington Post. According to a report released by Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, 9to5 and others, female restaurant workers pay penalties for both gender and motherhood.
Today’s Supreme Court decisions ignore the realities of the workplace and make it harder for workers who experience discrimination on the job to seek justice. 9to5 calls on Congress to remedy these decisions by passing legislation to eliminate and prevent workplace discrimination.
Today’s Supreme Court decisions are a huge step forward on the road to full equality for lesbian and gay Americans. Every American regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity should be protected against discrimination, afforded legal protections, and provided equal treatment under the law