Adult student Tina Jackson talks about what it's like to go back to college as an adult, how important financial aid is, and why students need to band together and advocate on the issues that affect them.
Toni Park, a restaurant worker who does not have benefits, talks about the times when she or her family members have been sick and she has lost pay because of it. She supports paid sick days legislation so that she and her family can have a better economic future.
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Learn about Women Employed's track record of improving the lives of working women, as well as our current mission and the issues we are working on today.
Veteran political analyst Donna Brazile at Women Employed's The Working Lunch on May 19, 2011.
Hotel housekeepers have an extremely difficult, physically demanding job. Over 90% experience job-related pain. And yet, they struggle to support their family on the low wages they earn. Women Employed is working to improve conditions for hotel housekeepers, and all low-paid women.
Hotel Housekeepers Angela, Tina, Vania, and Khawlah talk about the long hours they have to work to support their families, and the toll it takes on their family life. Low-paid workers like these women deserve better, and you can help.
Dr. Carol Cowles of Elgin Community College (ECC) talks about the impact WE has had on improving student supports at ECC.