Urge your state legislators to co-sponsor workers' rights bills in Mississippi
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:
At-will employment, HB913
This bill will require termination decisions to include just cause.
Criminal history, SB2440, SB2602, H1346
This bill will prohibit public employees from using criminal history information as a preliminary bar to employment.
Discrimination against workers with natural hairstyles, H136, H1268
This bill will prohibit discrimination on the basis of natural hairstyles and hair texture.
Minimum wage, S2586
This bill will increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour as of 2025.
Paid Family Leave Act, S2585
This bill will provide paid family leave for employees.
Paid sick leave (Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act), H1044
This bill will provide paid sick days for workers.
Pregnancy discrimination, S2046
This bill will prohibit discrimination based on pregnancy.
Women's Economic Security Act, H1158
This bill will provide for help for women including job training, child care, pregnancy discrimination prohibition, pay equity requirements, and more.