Governor Polis signs ‘For Cause Eviction’ and ‘Safe Housing’ bills

May 30, 2024

This year we are celebrating major wins for housing justice as Governor Polis signs two important renters’ rights bills into law: For Cause Eviction (HB24-1098) and Safe Housing for Residential Tenants (SB24-094). HB24-1098 ensures tenants are only evicted when landlords have concrete grounds (For Cause), such as nonpayment of rent or lease violations. The bill…

By Sam Green

A Day in the Life of a Colorado Organizer

May 30, 2024

Our organizing team has been booked with activities this spring in the Denver metro area and beyond. Several staff members have attended national convenings out of state, led ‘know your rights’ trainings for mobile homeowners, and canvassed new communities to engage with folks directly impacted by our issue areas. Read on to learn more about…

By Sam Green

Honor AANHPI Women by Fighting for the Rights of Workers

May 30, 2024

Mom told me tonever doubt people who workwhich is another way to say trust the masses My mother is the reason I’m a labor organizer today. She embodies working-class pride without even realizing it. Growing up, I didn’t recognize that the values instilled in me came from a long history of oppression of working-class people…

By Michelle Sauve

May Newsline

May 28, 2024

Hi Friend, 2023 was a big year for 9to5! Together, we fought for big wins, celebrated our huge milestone of 50 years, and grew as a movement. We couldn’t be more proud of the work we’ve accomplished together and are so excited to reach our next goals. You can read more about 2023 and our…

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The Child Care Crisis: Errors Threaten Providers and Families in Georgia

May 24, 2024

Parents and caregivers exist on two sides of the same terrible coin: Parents who work to pay hundreds of dollars a week in child care and barely break even after rent and necessities, (if they’re breaking even at all), and child care workers who on average earn less than $13 an hour. Just 1 in…

By Amanda Shaw

9to5 Georgia on the Radio

May 22, 2024

On Monday, May 20th, 2024, 9to5 Georgia was invited for an interview with WRFG 89.3 Atlanta hosted by Dianne Mathiowetz and Paul McLennan on their Labor Forum show! Our 9to5 Staff Michelle and one of our former CJFP Fellows Rhonda shared about the history of 9to5 Georgia, our campaign wins, and the current work we…

By Tiffany Garnace

How Asian Mothers Inspired My Labor Rights Journey

May 21, 2024

When I was a teenager, I came home from school to find my mom distraught and sobbing after losing her job of 27 years as a bank teller.  In the days leading up to her firing, she had been attempting to prevent a customer from doing an illegal transaction. During the interaction, the customer belittled…

By Tiffany Garnace

9to5 Wisconsin Helps Bring Asian American History to K-12 Schools

May 10, 2024

On April 4, 2024 Governor Evers signed Assembly Bill 232, now 2023 Wisconsin Act 266, requiring schools to include education on the contributions and history of Hmong Americans and Asian Americans in Wisconsin.  9to5 Wisconsin is a member of the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Coalition of Wisconsin that fought to include the history of…

By Amanda Shaw

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, April 25, 2024

April 25, 2024

Tiffany Garnace, 9to5 GA Communications Coordinator Email: tiffany@9to5.org Nicole Henderson, Communications Director Email:  nicole@progressga.org  9to5 Georgia and the GA Coalition for Paid Leave Hosted a Press Conference on the Signing of HB 1010 by Kemp Work remains to reach the larger goal of every worker in Georgia  having access to paid medical, family and parental…

By Tiffany Garnace

Newsline March 2024

April 11, 2024

Reflections & Highlights from the Month! Hello friends! It feels a bit ironic that the first equal payday of the year also coincides with Women’s History Month. 9to5 has been fighting for over 50 years to close the gender wage gap, but it still persists, showing up across all jobs, geography, and education levels. While…

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