<h5>Mission & History</h5> … <h5>Mission & History</h5>
In 1973, a group of office workers in Boston got together to talk about issues which had no names, sexual harassment, work/family challenges, and pay equity. From this beginning, 9to5 emerged as the national organization dedicated to putting working women's issues on the public agenda. 9to5's constituents are low-wage women, women in traditionally female jobs, and those who've experienced any form of discrimination. Membership is open to all. Now in its fourth decade, 9to5's mission is to build a movement to achieve economic justice by engaging directly affected women to improve working conditions.
9to5 envisions an economically just world where poverty and discrimination have been eliminated, the contributions of women are recognized, and women and their families thrive.
9to5 is committed to:
* Winning family-friendly policies to help working people balance responsibilities at home and on the job.
* Making nonstandard jobs voluntary and equitable so that those who work part-time or as temps receive fair pay and benefits.
* Eliminating workplace discrimination through educating about legal rights on the job, monitoring enforcement agencies, and expanding anti-discrimination laws.
* Opposing punitive welfare policies and backing those that allow women to be self sufficient while supporting their families.
<h5>9to5's Work Family Campaign</h5>
Our priority campaign is to win family-friendly policies for low-wage women. In the coming year, we'll focus on expanding family and medical leave benefits. These benefits including advocating for minimum requirements for paid sick leave, and increasing access to childcare and other family-flexible policies through TANF and other block grants. They'll do this by working to change national and state legislation as well as workplace policy.
9to5's toll-free Job Survival Hotline (1-800-522-0925) provides information on legal rights, strategies to win fair treatment on the job, and ways to get involved with 9to5 in your community.
9to5 has produced ground-breaking research on issues affecting working women including part-time and temporary work, workplace discrimination, family leave, welfare policy, office health and safety, and job retention. We've published best-selling books including The Job/Family Challenge: A 9to5 Guide, and the recently updated 9to5 Guide to Combating Sexual Harassment. 9to5's national network of chapters and activists receive regular Action Alerts with legislative updates and organizing tips.
9to5 has worked on the grassroots level to pass key legislation including the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Family and Medical Leave Act, state health and safety laws, living wage ordinances and anti-discrimination measures. They've helped hundreds of individuals and workplaces win improved policies for pay, promotions, job training, equal opportunity and family-friendly corporate and public policies. ly-friendly corporate and public policies.
9to5, National Association of Working Wome … 9to5, National Association of Working Women was formed in 1973 to improve corporate and public
policies affecting working women. The group has long been active on work-family policies through
research, publications, first-person testimonies, media interviews and grassroots activity. 9to5 has
offices in Milwaukee, Denver and Atlanta and members in every state. er and Atlanta and members in every state.