9to5 Atlanta announces new City of Atlanta policy promoting fairness in employment. In a campaign led by 9to5 Atlanta, the City of Atlanta became the 44th local jurisdiction in the nation to remove the conviction history question from its job applications.
Join 9to5 Wisconsin, Rep. Sinicki (Sponsor of Equal Pay Enforcement) and Milwaukee based women’s organizations at a press event to introduce the Equal Pay Enforcement Act.
9to5 and its allies will be protesting the pay gap that is robbing working women and their families an average of $11,000 annually. In observance of Equal Pay Day on April 9, 2013, 9to5 members are speaking out in California, Colorado, Georgia, Wisconsin and 14 other states calling for Congress to pass the federal Paycheck Fairness Act to end pay disparities.
Read the heart-wrenching story of Patricia who lost her job because she didn’t have paid sick days. Then contact your Representative and Senators to ask them to support the Healthy Families Act. No one should lose their wages – or worse their job – to recover from a common illness or seek routine medical care.
The Healthy Families Act, which was just re-introduced this week, is a reasonable, common sense bill that would help ensure the economic security of tens of millions of workers.
Many working women in Colorado face sexual harassment on the job, but they don’t have sufficient remedies available under state law to seek justice. These bills will preserve, not cost, Colorado jobs, and should be supported by all of us.
Join 9to5 Reformed Citizens Committee to celebrate our first big win! We are proud to announce the City of Atlanta’s new hiring policy which will help remove barriers to employment for the formerly incarcerated.
Carolle Fleurio who doesn’t get a single paid day off, even after seven years on the job, sacrificed a day’s wages to make the trip to Washington, D.C. She hopes that her testimony will promote policy change that will help millions of workers support their families and live a more economically secure life.
Join us to honor the women making a difference in our community, with riveting conversation, sweet fellowship and good food!
Read 9to5 Atlanta Member Carolle Fleurio’s speech to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on the importance of an indexed minimum wage.