Just in time for Mother’s Day, the U.S. House of Representatives voted against hard-working mothers and fathers in favor of less flexibility, less time and less money for families.
Much like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, the falsely cloaked Working Families Flexibility Act (HR 1406) would hurt, not help, families. The Working Families Flexibility Act, a true misnomer, would in reality ensure workers have less time, less flexibility and less money.
This week I will be one of several 9to5 members from across the country who will be attending Caring Across Generations Congressional briefing to discuss with Senators possible solutions to problems that domestic caregivers face every day. Check out this video to learn how you can help.
Restaurant workers live on some of the lowest wages in America. Poor working conditions–including discrimination and unsanitary kitchens–affect the meals that arrive at our restaurant tables. How do these conditions affect you and your community?
I found the mighty crowd gathered on Martin Luther King Dr. and was immediately struck by its excited energy. We chanted, we sang, and we marched down MLK, an impressive gathering of diverse voices and bodies, walking together to claim justice.
Our country is often divided by political and religious affiliations as well as geography, but there is one value that unifies us all – the belief that every American should be treated equally under the law. There has never been a better time than now to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).
The battle for unemployment benefits for contract school workers spilled into Atlanta streets Saturday, as about 250 people called for full disbursement of denied money from the Georgia state government and no similar withholding in the future.
The Family Care Act is a vital complement to the Colorado Civil Unions Act. Family comes first, and taking care of your family is part of being in a loving, committed relationship. Civil unions isn’t only about rights, it’s about responsibilities for one another through sickness and health.
The city of Atlanta is first employer in Georgia to “ban the box” on employment applications – doing away with the question about past criminal offenses.The next step, said Marilynn Winn, organizer for 9to5 Atlanta, is to push for similar policies at the state level, in individual counties across Georgia, and eventually, from private employers.
Predictable schedules, paid time off and health insurance help these companies hold on to their valuable nonexempt workers. Read this story that features 9to5 member DeAna Jimenez and 9to5 National Executive Director Linda Meric.