9TO5, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WORKING WOMEN

9to5, National Association of Working Women, www.9to5.org

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.

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.

9to5's Work Family Campaign

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, including minimum requirements for paid sick leave, and increasing access to childcare and other family-flexible policies through TANF and other block grants. We'll do this by working to change national and state legislation as well as workplace policy.

We Help Individuals

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.

We Change Attitudes

We've 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.

We Change Policy

We've 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. We've helped hundreds of individuals and workplaces win improved policies for pay, promotions, job training, equal opportunity and family-friendly corporate and public policies.

For more information about 9to5, please contact the 9to5 Public Relations office at (414) 274-0926 or visit our new web site at www.9to5.org.

9to5, National Association of Working Women
9to5 National Office:
152 W. Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 408 Milwaukee, WI 53203
General Info: Ph: 414/274-0925 Fax: 414/272-2870 email: 9to5@9to5.org
Job Survival Hotline: 800-522-0925 hotline@9to5.org
Media: 414-274-0926 email: pr@9to5.org
Website: www.9to5.org