Urge your state legislators to co-sponsor workers' rights bills in Indiana
Workers deserve more rights
We live in a culture where corporations simply have too much power. Currently, they can:
- Ask us to sign away our rights
- Push us out of our jobs for any reason or no reason
- Work while grieving a loved one
- Check our credit in the hiring process
- Fail to conduct investigations for reports of sexual harassment
- Discriminate against those suffering from domestic violence
- Retaliate against injured workers
- Make it difficult for us to leave toxic workplaces when our healthcare is tied to our jobs
- Silence us when we've been abused
- Pay some workers below minimum wage
- Not grant sufficient sick leave amid COVID-19
- Conduct abusive scheduling practices
- Avoid accountability for discrimination through wages and promotions
- Steal wages
- Block public employees from striking
- Ask about our desired salary ranges, which has a discriminatory impact
- Verbally abuse and sabotage workers with zero accountability
We can change this toxic culture for workers through by passing these bills into law:
Bereavement and parental leave, HB1244
This bill will provide three days of paid leave for an employee of a state agency or a political subdivision to attend the funeral of the employee's relative or grieve the death of the employee's relative or a miscarriage experienced by the employee or the employee's spouse. It will also provide 150 (18.75 days) hours of paid leave for a full-time employee of a state agency or a political subdivision and 75 hours of paid leave for a part-time employee of a state agency or a political subdivision.
Minimum wage, SB323/HB1333
Employees should not have to work multiple jobs to pay for basic living expenses. This bill will require employers to pay employees a minimum wage of $15 per hour through January 1, 2026.
Paid family and medical leave, HB1162
This bill calls for the establishment of a paid family and medical leave program using a family and medical leave fund to be funded with appropriations from the general assembly and payroll contributions.
Pay disclosure, HB1031
This bill will prohibit an employer from using an applicant's wage history in the hiring process and requires employers to provide an applicant the wage range for the position for which the applicant is applying. It will allow for the department of labor to receive and investigate complaints.
Pay equity, HB1380
This bill says it will be unlawful to: pay wages that discriminate based on sex for substantially similar work; discharge, discipline, discriminate against, coerce, intimidate, threaten, or interfere with any employee or other person because the employee inquired about, disclosed, compared, or otherwise discussed the employee's wages; require as a condition of employment nondisclosure by an employee of the employee's wages; or require an employee to sign a waiver or other document that purports to deny the employee the right to disclose the employee's wage information.