Publications

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
Program Guide/Curriculum

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

2012
Newsletter
Celebrate WE’s $33.5 million victory for low-income students. Learn about our proposal for higher education reforms. Commemorate Equal Pay Day by finding out what you can do to help close the wage gap.
2012
Fact Sheet

An overview of federal laws protecting your rights when you're on the job, interviewing, or leaving a job, plus information on where you can go for help.

2012
Fact Sheet

An overview of Illinois laws protecting your rights when you're on the job, interviewing, or leaving a job, plus information on where you can go for help in Illinois.

2012
Fact Sheet

An overview of the provisions of this federal law permitting unpaid leave from work to care for family members and information to help you determine if you are eligible.

2012
Fact Sheet

This fact sheet outlines some of the facts facing working women.

2012
Fact Sheet

A step-by-step guide on what to expect when filing.

2012
Fact Sheet

A step-by-step guide on what to expect when filing at the Chicago District Office.

2012
Fact Sheet

This brochure provides information on the child care support that the State of Illinois offers for low-income parents while they are working or attending education and training programs.

2012
Fact Sheet

This infographic illustrates some of the shocking realities facing low-wage workers in order to help build awareness and create change.

2012
Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides information on the Healthy Workplace Act, a bill that would allow Illinois workers to earn up to seven paid sick days per year.

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