When my daughter was 6 months old she attended her first press conference, working to pass family and medical leave, or FMLA. This year, Kyla turns 29, FMLA turns 24, and I’m reflecting on how far we’ve come and what’s ahead of us now!
The truth is, unequal pay isn’t just about gender, but is inextricably linked to race and class. It’s ultimately about deeper societal values and norms – America is still operating under the belief that women are somehow less valuable than men, and women of color even less valuable because of the color of their skin.
Three ways you can take action for Black Women’s Equal Pay Day!
During more than 25 years in Congress, Representative Rosa DeLauro has been – and continues to be – on the front lines of the most important battles to protect and expand the social safety net to help families put food on the table, afford health care, earn decent wages (including equal pay for equal work), and retire in dignity.
Black Women’s Equal Pay Day is the date of the year that marks how much more Black women on average have to work to earn what a white man on average made the previous year!
To recognize this date and the racial, gender pay gap 9to5 Georgia will be putting on a Kitchen Table Talk Hosted by Mz Shyneka. Join us as we celebrate black womanhood and #SLAY4EQUALPAY.
Check out 9to5’s new report “Mothers Know Best: At the intersection of low-wage work, public assistance and child care.” Over the course of the past two years, focus groups in three states brought together 100 low-income parents to talk about the difficulties they face accessing public assistance, child care, and work, as well as the policy solutions they need.
Trump Budget A Disaster For Women And Families By Linda Meric, originally featured on The Huffington Post. Despite his promises, he would sacrifice the needs of ordinary people to reward …
9to5 allies at the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) and Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) have released a new report on issuesfacing LGBT older adults. Understanding Issues Facing LGBT Older Adults takes a comprehensive look at the experiences of LGBT elders, the challenges to accessing the resources needed to age with support and dignity, and their resilience.
The Colorado 2017 Family And Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) Act has passed out of the House! After two previous attempts, this is the first time the widely supported proposal for paid leave has passed out of one of the state legislative chambers.
Despite overwhelming public opposition to their plans to repeal health care, Republicans keep trying to take away our health care with a bill that is so bad, they have exempted themselves from it. Just like the last plan, it raises costs and cuts coverage. And now it guts protections for people with preexisting conditions, all to give massive tax breaks to the very rich and corporations.