Publications

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
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.
2011
Newsletter
Learn how Women Employed is preparing the next generation of social justice advocates. Glimpse a day in the grueling life of a hotel housekeeper. Gain new appreciation for why we are fighting so hard for better working conditions for low-paid working women and how important it is for you to join us!
2011
Newsletter
Fasten your seatbelt and join us on the rollercoaster of ups and downs: a year of successes and setbacks toward paid sick days for American workers. And, a round of applause for City Colleges of Chicago that recently launched a system-wide “Reinvention”, and how a partnership with Women Employed is helping to provide better, easier to navigate services for adult students.
2011
Newsletter
Did you know that people with incomes below $25,000 are at 3 times higher risk of partner violence than their higher-paid counterparts? Women Employed’s new curriculum for domestic violence survivors helps them transition confidently and safely back to work. Could your family survive on a minimum-wage job? Find out. And, get informed about why collective bargaining is still vital to workers.
2010
Newsletter
Employers who do good, do well. Discover why everyone wins when workplace policies improve. Meet a dedicated corps of community college students helping Women Employed mobilize student advocates. Explore an international women’s grassroots leadership initiative between the U.S. and Turkey.
2010
Newsletter
Women Employed goes to Washington, invited to the White House by President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to discuss workplace flexibility. And back in Illinois, WE responds when financial aid for low-wage Illinois students is jeopardized.
2010
Newsletter
Read why the U.S. Department of Labor rated Women Employed’s Career Coach online job and career tool as among the 10 best in the nation. Hear from students about why our Clear Connections Project is making it easier to for them to transition back to school.
2009
Newsletter
Meet real people impacted by the work of Women Employed: students who cannot better their lives through education without MAP grants, low-wage workers with volatile schedules that make it impossible to count on a regular paycheck, and restaurant employees who have zero paid sick days.
2009
Newsletter
Women Employed supporters like you voiced which items should be on President Obama’s immediate to-do list. See what made the cut. WE combed through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to make sure it provides opportunities for low-income working women. Discover what we found. Hear from Deborah and Shira, members of our Alumnae Council and Advocacy Council, about what WE means to them.
2009
Newsletter
We marked President Obama’s first 100 days in office by celebrating the fruits of two years’ labor – WE was in Washington as the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was signed. Read about other 100-day accomplishments. Shadow Elena on a day in her life as a student organizer. And, learn why bridge programs – which provide occupational and basic skills training – are critically important to back-to-school success, and what WE is doing to expand them.

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