9to5, the National Association of Working Women, began as a local organization in the early 1970s and grew to become the largest nonprofit organization of working women in the United States. 9to5 supports research, advocacy, and policy reform leadership in areas of concern to American working women and their families. The organization seeks to overturn the gender discrimination they believe exists within the American workplace. Issues of interest include equal pay, sexual harassment, the glass ceiling, job retention, workplace discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, civil rights, health and safety laws, family leave, and welfare policies. The organization has achieved considerable political influence and success.

9to5 began on a grassroots level in 1972, when Boston female office workers such as Karen Nussbaum gathered to discuss issues of interest to ...

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