Domestic Workers Deserve Employment Rights
Domestic workers play a critical role in the Illinois economy and care for what is most precious to us: our children, our sick and elderly parents, family members with disabilities, and our homes. But they don't enjoy basic employment protections most of us take for granted.
Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act
Women still make only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. The Paycheck Fairness Act would ensure that equal work brings equal pay by strengthening workplace laws and bar retaliation against workers who disclose their own wages to coworkers. Urge your Congresspeople to support this important legislation.
- Contact your Congresspeople and tell them to support the Paycheck Fairness Act
- Learn more about equal pay
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Take Part in Our Vision for the Future
Our Agenda for Women and Families highlights ten critical policies to ensure that all women and families can enjoy economic security and opportunity, including equal pay, stable and predictable work schedules, anti-discrimination protections, and more. Help us build support for our agenda by spreading the word.
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Fix the Budget - Keep Students on the MAP
Illinois' need-based financial aid program, the Monetary Award Program (MAP), is severely underfunded, despite the great need for it. Each year, the scholarship money runs out earlier and earlier—leaving many students unable to afford college or forcing some to drop out.
Nobody Should Have to Choose Between their Health and their Job
More than 80 percent of low-wage workers don’t have a single paid sick day. When they are sick, they either have to go to work or put their families in jeopardy by risking their paychecks or even their jobs.
Knowledge is Power. Get and Share the Facts.
Do you know the facts about working women? They may surprise you. Learn the facts, and then share them with your friends and family. Together we can change the facts for working women.
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