Publications

2014
Newsletter
See a recap of The Working Lunch, our signature annual luncheon. Plus, learn about our upcoming screening of the new Anita Hill documentary, read about our victory for pregnant workers, and see how we stormed Twitter to raise awareness about college affordability.
2014
Fact Sheet

What is life like when you're a low-wage worker with an unstable and unpredictable work schedule? This fact sheet breaks it down, illustrating how volatile scheduling leaves many workers in a constant state of economic instability and personal turmoil. It also shows how this practice is bad for employers and business, as well as highlighting policy solutions that would help many workers achieve the economic security they need to care for their families.

2014
Newsletter
In this issue of WE News, learn how WE is leading the fight for earned sick time in Chicago, find out iconic journalist Lynn Povich's message for working women, help us end pregnancy discrimination, and see what we're doing to make college more affordable.
2014
Research Report/Policy Brief

Unpredictable and unstable work schedules leave many workers in a constant state of economic instability and personal turmoil. This policy brief explores scheduling problems and highlights policy solutions and employer practices that would allow workers the time and economic security they need to care for their families, while also helping employers maximize the value their workers provide.

2014
Fact Sheet

Illinois has a goal that 60 percent of adults will have college degrees by 2025. But without increasing our financial aid investment in low-income adult students, we will not be able to meet that goal. Illinois' Monetary Award Program (MAP) can help low-income adult students in Illinois afford college, but every year, a smaller percentage of eligible adult students receive the grant.

2013
Annual Report

Forty and Forward. Fairness. Opportunity. A world where all women can succeed economically and achieve their aspirations. A brighter future for women and their families. A lot has changed since 1973, but Women Employed’s dreams for working women haven’t.

2013
Newsletter
See how we celebrated the past and toasted the future at our 40th birthday bash, read our take on the Affordable Care Act, check out highlights from our new annual report, and see our supporters' wishes for working women.
2013
Newsletter
Hear from two students who are completing their college degrees with the help of Women Employed, plus learn about our upcoming birthday party and get tickets today, and read our vision for making college affordable.
2013
Research Report/Policy Brief

Fifty-one percent of first-time community college students in Illinois take remedial or developmental courses before they can start college-level coursework, and too many never graduate. This policy brief outlines clear steps that colleges and policymakers can take to ensure that only the right students are enrolled in remedial classes and that coursework is focused on the right content, and includes strategies to prevent students from getting stuck in long-term developmental sequences and dropping out.

2013
Newsletter
Women Employed collaborates with City Colleges of Chicago to create lesson plans for programs that combine basic academic skills with career preparation. Plus, paid sick days and paid leave gain momentum across the country, and WE secures a $2 million victory for students. And learn what WE was doing in the 1990s.
2013
Newsletter
Women Employed's 40th anniversary luncheon, The Working Lunch, proves to be the most successful ever. Plus, WE brings 3,000 signatures in support of a higher minimum wage to Governor Quinn, and pushes Senator Kirk to support the Paycheck Fairness Act. And save the date for our next 40th anniversary event on August 5, 2013!
2013
Newsletter
Women Employed meets with 24 new state legislators to inform them on the issues affecting working women, and helps students make their voices heard during our March for MAP campaign. Read about our great 40th anniversary kick-off event, check out our new Pinterest page, and save the date for our anniversary luncheon, The Working Lunch, on May 14!
2013
Newsletter
It's Women Employed's 40th anniversary, and we're celebrating by sharing some of our milestones from the last four decades! Learn about our interactive timeline, our Facebook campaign, and our Vision for the Future. Also, find out how you can leave a living legacy for the next generation of working women.
2012
Annual Report

Solving the Puzzle: Expanding Opportunities. Financial stability is a complex puzzle. For a low-wage working woman to achieve financial stability for herself and her family, all the pieces have to be in place—jobs with living wages, opportunities for advancement, access to affordable education, and more. Learn how Women Employed is putting the pieces together for working women.

2012
Newsletter
Did you know that low-wage workers in Chicago are older and better-educated compared to a decade ago? To find out more, read about WE's new report. And, learn how WE is helping to shape the future of MAP grants for low-income students, and partnering with City Colleges of Chicago to help more students succeed in bridge programs.
2012
Research Report/Policy Brief

This research report examines the changing demographics of Chicago's growing low-wage workforce and provides solutions to address the economic crisis low-wage work inflicts on families and communities.

2012
Fact Sheet

The State of Illinois has instituted a goal to ensure that 60 percent of Illinois adults have a college credential by 2025.  This fact sheet shows how important adult learners are to helping Illinois reach that goal.

2012
Newsletter
Women Employed co-hosts an innovative education conference aimed at helping more students graduate, and leads a national policy academy. Plus, check out photos from The Working Lunch, learn about two new publications, find out what's happening in Springfield and D.C., and read about our new website.
2012
Newsletter
Women Employed co-hosts an innovative education conference aimed at helping more students graduate, and leads a national policy academy. Plus, check out photos from The Working Lunch, learn about two new publications, find out what's happening in Springfield and D.C., and read about our new website.
2012
Program Guide/Curriculum

This guide provides useful tips for speaking with your legislator, as well as a worksheet to help you craft your message.

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