Thursday, November 12, 2009

Minimum Wage Committee Meeting!

We will be discussing raising the minimum wage for tipped workers.

When: THIS WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, at 6:30pm

Where: IBEW Building 9to5 Office
501 Pulliam St., Atlanta GA 30310

The minimum wage in Georgia is $5.15. Help us raise it!

For more information contact Yomara or Shyria @ 404-222-0037 or

Monday, November 2, 2009

Join us this Wednesday Nov. 4th to watch:

Made in LA -- an award winning feature documentary about three Latina women who work in garment sweatshops in Los Angeles and decide to organize to gain basic labor protections from the clothing retailer Forever 21.

The inspiring film shows their personal journeys from victimization to empowerment as they work together to lead boycotts and file a public law-suit to gain their rights in the workplace.

Check out the film's website here:

We will be joined by Adelina Nichols, Director of the Georiga Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) for a discussion after the viewing.

What: viewing and discussion of --
Made in LA
When: Wednesday Nov. 4th at 6:00pm
Where: 501 Pulliam St. Atlanta 30310
IBEW building, 4th floor conference room

This is a great opportunity to connect with other 9to5 members in the Atlanta area and talk about issues of social justice. Contact Yomara Velez with any questions at or call 404-222-0037.

We hope you can make it!

Tuesday November 4th is ELECTION DAY in counties across Georgia!

Do you have all the information you need to get to the polls and VOTE?

Poll-locator information
To find your polling location and to check if you are registered in this election go to the GA Secretary of State poll locator page at:

Voter ID - What to Bring
Check here for a list of acceptable identification:

Sample Ballots for City of Atlanta Voters
Find a sample ballot for your district here:

Let's Get Out the Vote for Working Women and Families!