ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – In his efforts to promote women’s rights in the workplace, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is highlighting the announcement of a new outreach partnership between the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) and several community organizations.
“Providing materials to support women workers is crucial to ensure access to equitable employment and higher wages,” said Yingling. “This program will deliver important information to women across the state who may not have access to systems of support for improving their jobs and careers.”
The recently-announced partnership is the result of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Fostering Access, Rights and Education (FARE) grant program. IDOL will be working alongside advocacy groups like Women Employed to assist female workers’ understanding of their benefits and wages, as well as develop training strategies to increase career advancement in their communities.
Yingling is an ardent advocate for women’s rights. In 2019, he voted for the Illinois Reproductive Health Act to preserve reproductive rights for all Illinoisans. Later he helped pass a resolution calling on Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. He has also organized an advisory committee on women’s issues and will continue to support the measures that strengthen career assistance for women.
“Women’s rights is not an issue of the past,” said Yingling. “We must continue to look for better ways to improve the lives of women across the board in every sector of the economy while making sure their rights as workers and women are protected.
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