WE-Zine (E-Newsletter)

WE-Zine, WE's monthly e-newsletter, provides regular policy updates, news about our work, and information about our issues. Subscribe today, and stay informed!



  • May

    Walking Out on the Job

    Watch our new video and see our 40 years of accomplishments through the eyes of people affected by our work. Plus, read how low-wage workers are standing up for their rights, and check out our newly released curricula aimed at preparing adult students for college and careers.
  • Apr

    Petition Delivered!

    Read how WE collected thousands of signatures in support of raising the minimum wage in Illinois and delivered them directly to the Governor. Get your tickets to our 40th anniversary luncheon, learn about our legislative priorities in 2013, and more!
  • Mar

    Equal Pay Rally | The Speaker is... | March for MAP

    Learn about 40th anniversary luncheon speaker. Get involved in our March for MAP campaign to preserve vital student aid and show your support for equal pay at our virtual rally. Plus, hear from a panelist at our 40th anniversary kick-off event, It's Still Up to Us.
  • Feb

    Celebrating 40 Years in 40 Weeks

    We're kicking off our 40th anniversary with an exciting panel event in March, a new campaign to celebrate our successes over the past 40 years, and brand new Pinterest boards. Plus, we're celebrating the 20th anniversary of FMLA with an interview with Rep. Jan Schakowsky.
  • Jan

    Forty and Forward!

    It's our 40th anniversary, and we've unveiled a whole new look for WE-Zine. Learn what we've got in store to celebrate our milestone. In two new features, hear from staff about how a lack of paid sick days is fueling the flu epidemic and share our new infographic about working moms.


  • Dec

    Season's Greetings

    WE's working to ensure crucial employment protections like a guaranteed minimum wage for domestic workers. Take action and tell Congress to extend the vital Emergency Unemployment Compensation program immediately so that two million workers don't lose their benefits.
  • Nov

    Join in our Vision for the Future

    WE's Vision for the Future lists ten key priorities for moving women forward to greater equality and opportunity. Executive Director Anne Ladky is honored with a "Woman with Vision" award for her visionary approach to advancing the well-being and empowerment of women.
  • Oct

    Time to Demand Better

    WE's new report shows that Chicago's low-wage workforce is growing and changing. As Election Day approaches, we all have a stake in demanding better employment practices and public policies that guarantee basic fairness and respect for family responsibilities.
  • Sep

    A Back-to-School Essential

    Back-to-school time is an important reminder for why working parents in Illinois need paid sick days. WE is leading the charge to ensure educational success for adults by bringing people together in a new interactive webinar series aimed at sharing critical information and resources.
  • Aug

    The Future is in Our Hands

    WE publishes a new fact sheet focused on the importance of college completion for adult learners. Plus, WE brings its unique perspective to Illinois' Monetary Award Program (MAP) Eligibility Task Force to ensure low-wage working students can access financial aid.