9 to 5, Atlanta Working Women
History of 9 to 5 Atlanta Working Women
The Atlanta chapter was founded in the fall of 1980, providing resources to Atlanta's working women and building coalitions with these women and other activists to create social change. 9to5 Atlanta helps lead coalition efforts to win state legislative reform, including the Parent Protection Act, which would require all employers in Georgia to provide 24 hrs/year leave for parents to attend school-related activities of their children or routine medical appointments for themselves or a family member. They also aim to raise the GA minimum wage, index it to keep up with inflation, and cover groups of workers who are left out of the federal minimum wage law. Atlanta 9to5 also works closely with the executive board, striving for policy change on the national level. National campaigns include the Family Medical Leave Act [FMLA], Living Wage, Privacy for Workers and Consumers Act, Civil Rights Act, pay equity, welfare reform, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families [TANF].
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The Asha Leong papers, 1977-2019, consist of flyers, correspondence, newspaper clippings, t-shirts, a small number of periodicals, event materials, buttons, and media. Asha Leong is healer, coach and trainer focused on helping queer and trans, people of color thrive.