In 1973 a group of office workers in Boston got together to talk about issues which had no name—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 consituents 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 strengthen women’s ability to win economic justice.
– 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.