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Essential Women Workers

Together with partner organizations across the country, we are taking concrete steps to support essential women workers. Join us by taking action below to support worker rights, especially for underpaid women in essential fields.

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  • Show your support for Starbucks workers trying to unionize!
    Young workers, people of color, Starbucks workers from all walks of life are facing anti-worker harassment, corporate bullying, one-on-one meetings with executives like Schultz to intimidate them into giving up their unionization push. But workers are standing strong! And we’re showing our support for their bravery by demanding Starbucks STOP interfering with workers’ right to join a union.

    • Campaign led by California Labor Federation


  • Unemployment Benefits for Excluded Immigrant Workers
    When excluded immigrants – our friends, families, and neighbors – are locked out of a safety net, we are denying them and their families access to basic health and safety needs. This is unjust and not what an equitable recovery looks like in California. Urge California’s lawmakers to pass AB 2847!

    • Campaign led by Safety Net for All (SN4A) Coalition and the CA Immigrant Policy Center 

  • California Caregiver Leave: AB 2182
    This bill would protect California workers by prohibiting discrimination against employees because of their family responsibilities and helps ensure working families have access to reasonable accommodations to deal with unforeseen closures of schools and other care facilities.

    • Campaign led by Equal Rights Advocates, CELA, and Legal Aid at Work


  • Tell Amazon: End Dangerous Warehouse Policies
    Amazon warehouse workers are at nearly double the risk of counterparts working similar jobs at other companies. Inhuman & dangerous workplace policies are to blame. Tell Amazon to create healthy and safe workplaces! (Note: Your email address will be added to United for Respect’s email list. You can unsubscribe at any time.)

    • Campaign led by United 4 Respect

  • Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
    The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is a federal bill that would close loopholes for pregnant workers requesting reasonable workplace accommodations for their health and wellbeing, such as having a stool at their work station for short sitting breaks, access to a water bottle, or the option of asking a coworker to help lift heavy items. Send an automated tweet to your Senators supporting the bill.

    • Campaign led by Equal Rights Advocates and the PWFA Coalition

  • End Workplace Discrimination Against Parents/Caregivers
    Support California Assembly Bill 2182. This bill would protect California workers by prohibiting discrimination against employees because of their family responsibilities, and helps ensure working families have access to reasonable accommodations to deal with unforeseen closures of schools and other care facilities. Send a pre-drafted email to California lawmakers.

    • Campaign led by Equal Rights Advocates, California Employment Lawyers Association, and Legal Aid at Work

  • Paycheck Fairness Act
    The Paycheck Fairness Act would strengthen existing equal pay protections, prohibit retaliation against workers who discuss their pay with each other or challenge pay discrimination at work, limit employer’s reliance on a new hire’s prior salary to set their new pay (which allows pay discrimination to follow a person from job to job), and more. These robust measures would bring us one step closer to equal pay. Send an automated email to your Senators supporting this bill.

    • Campaign led by Center for American Progress

  • End Sexual Violence Against Farmworkers
    The Bandana Project is an art-activism project and public awareness campaign aimed at addressing the issue of workplace sexual violence against farmworker women and girls. White bandanas are decorated with words of encouragement, motivating statements, inspirational pictures by community members, organizations, advocates, governmental representatives, lawyers, anti-sexual violence activists, and many others. The bandanas are then hung in a public place as a visible demonstration of our support for farmworker women and our commitment to ending this problem. Participate on social media.

    • Campaign led by Justice for Migrant Women

  • Tell PetSmart: Working Conditions Shouldn’t Require Content Warnings
    When a Wall Street private equity firm took over PetSmart, employees were forced to endure a cycle of trauma, watching animals in their care die preventable deaths for the sake of profits. This has to stop. Send a pre-drafted email to corporate leadership. (Note: Your email address will be added to United for Respect’s email list. You can unsubscribe at any time.)

    • Campaign led by United 4 Respect

  • Days Off to Mourn the Passing of a Loved One
    Support California Assembly Bill 1949 to ensure all workers have access to at least a few days of bereavement leave so they can mourn the passing of a loved one without the risk of being fired for doing so. This bill will allow workers to take up to 5 days of job-protected bereavement leave upon the death of a spouse, child, sibling, parent, grandparent, or domestic partner. Send a pre-drafted email to California lawmakers.

    • Campaign led by Equal Rights Advocates, Californians for Safety & Justice, and California Employment Lawyers Association

  • End Pay Discrimination against Women and People of Color
    California Senate Bill 1162 would increase pay transparency by requiring employers to report and make public aggregate pay data for their companies broken down by gender, race and ethnicity for direct employees and contract workers. It also would require employers to publicly list salary ranges on all job postings, and to make promotional opportunities available to current employees. Email California lawmakers.

    • Campaign led by Equal Rights Advocates, California Employment Lawyers Association, and TechEquity Collaborative

  • Urge President Biden to #CancelStudentDebt
    Tell President Biden to invest in women’s futures by using executive action to cancel $50,000 of student loan debt before the federal student loan payment pause ends on May 1, 2022. Sign the petition.

    • Campaign led by United State of Women and Civil Nation

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