Publications

2017
Annual Report

This is How Change Happens. It’s never a straight line. Advocacy campaigns are long battles with many twists and turns. New discoveries, barriers, and tactics emerge. Over four decades, Women Employed has developed the strategic know-how, flexibility, and tenacity it takes to win. This report recounts the winding path to two vital advances for working women.

2016
Newsletter
Victory! On June 22, 461,000 Chicago workers gained the right to earn paid sick days when Chicago aldermen voted 'yes' on a new city ordinance. Learn more about the victory, and about Women Employed's leadership role in making it happen.
2016
Program Guide/Curriculum
This document is a sample Parental Leave Policy outlining a minimum standard that employers can use to craft their own.
2016
Fact Sheet

Provides an overview, in Spanish, of the Illinois law that protects your rights on the job when you are pregnant, including rights to reasonable accommodations, plus information on where you can go for help.

2015
Fact Sheet
Provides an overview of the Illinois law that protects your rights on the job when you are pregnant, including rights to reasonable accommodations, plus information on where you can go for help.
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
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.

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

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 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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