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Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in Uncategorized, Wisconsin | Comments Off on Take a Stand: Protect WI Family and Medical Leave

Take a Stand: Protect WI Family and Medical Leave

Take a Stand: Protect WI Family and Medical Leave

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the WI Family and Medical Leave Act. Big money corporate interests are lobbying Wisconsin legislators to take away the law that has protected the jobs of Wisconsin families when they’ve needed to care for their own or a family member’s illness or a new baby. You can get involved to make sure that Wisconsin families aren’t forced to abandon their sick family.

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Homepage_featured, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Mothers Know Best!

Mothers Know Best!

Mothers Know Best!

Check out 9to5’s new report “Mothers Know Best: At the intersection of low-wage work, public assistance and child care.” Over the course of the past two years, focus groups in three states brought together 100 low-income parents to talk about the difficulties they face accessing public assistance, child care, and work, as well as the policy solutions they need.

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Homepage_featured | Comments Off on Trump Budget a Disaster for Women and Families

Trump Budget a Disaster for Women and Families

Trump Budget a Disaster for Women and Families

Trump Budget A Disaster For Women And Families By Linda Meric, originally featured on The Huffington Post. Despite his promises, he would sacrifice the needs of ordinary people to reward millionaires, billionaires, and big corporations. The new Trump budget proposal is a disaster for women and families. It slashes trillions of dollars from food stamps, health care and other safety net programs that working families need to make ends meet. It includes a paid leave proposal that is nothing more than lip service – unworkable and not what...

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Homepage_featured | Comments Off on New Report on LGBT Elders

New Report on LGBT Elders

New Report on LGBT Elders

9to5 allies at the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) and Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) have released a new report on issuesfacing LGBT older adults. Understanding Issues Facing LGBT Older Adults takes a comprehensive look at the experiences of LGBT elders, the challenges to accessing the resources needed to age with support and dignity, and their resilience.

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Homepage_featured | Comments Off on Announcing a new Executive Director at 9to5!

Announcing a new Executive Director at 9to5!

Announcing a new Executive Director at 9to5!

On behalf of the 9to5, National Association of Working Women National Board and Management Team, we are excited to announce Helen Kim Ho as 9to5’s new Executive Director, beginning June 1, when current Executive Director Linda Meric retires.

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in Colorado, Media Releases, Uncategorized | Comments Off on MEDIA STATEMENT: 9to5 Celebrates Paid Leave Victory

MEDIA STATEMENT: 9to5 Celebrates Paid Leave Victory

MEDIA STATEMENT: 9to5 Celebrates Paid Leave Victory

The Colorado 2017 Family And Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) Act has passed out of the House! After two previous attempts, this is the first time the widely supported proposal for paid leave has passed out of one of the state legislative chambers.

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in 9to5 in the News, Homepage_featured | Comments Off on Tell Congress AGAIN: Hands Off Our Health Care!

Tell Congress AGAIN: Hands Off Our Health Care!

Tell Congress AGAIN: Hands Off Our Health Care!

Despite overwhelming public opposition to their plans to repeal health care, Republicans keep trying to take away our health care with a bill that is so bad, they have exempted themselves from it. Just like the last plan, it raises costs and cuts coverage. And now it guts protections for people with preexisting conditions, all to give massive tax breaks to the very rich and corporations.

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in 9to5 in the News, Homepage_featured | Comments Off on Working Families Flexibility Act Will Hurt Women and Families by Linda Meric

Working Families Flexibility Act Will Hurt Women and Families by Linda Meric

Working Families Flexibility Act Will Hurt Women and Families by Linda Meric

Much like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, the falsely cloaked Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180/S. 801) would hurt, not help, working women and families. The Working Families Flexibility Act, a true misnomer if ever there was one, would in reality ensure that workers have less time, less flexibility and less money.

This anti-family proposal would force workers to spend more time away from their families in exchange for possibly getting to spend time later with their families. Under this proposal, the employer, not the employee, would determine when earned comp time can be used.

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in Colorado | Comments Off on Republican Repeal of ACA Gives $600 billion in Tax Breaks To the Wealthy and Big Corporations

Republican Repeal of ACA Gives $600 billion in Tax Breaks To the Wealthy and Big Corporations

DENVER – State Senator Rhonda Fields joined homecare providers, health care advocates, doctors and people who depend on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for health care on tax day to release a joint report from Americans for Tax Fairness and Health Care for America Now (HCAN). The report, Republican Health Care Repeal Plan: Tax Cuts for the Rich, Health Care Cuts for Everyone Else, details how the Republican plan to repeal the ACA would give billions in tax breaks to wealthy households, insurance companies and drug manufacturers, paid for by cutting the health care of low- and moderate-income families.

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in 9to5 in the News, Homepage_featured | Comments Off on Trump’s budget priorities are toxic to American families

Trump’s budget priorities are toxic to American families

Trump’s budget priorities are toxic to American families

It’s that time of year again…tax time! A good opportunity to reflect on all the things our taxes provide, from clean air and water, to roads and bridges, schools and teachers. National security whether it’s through defense or through economic programs that help families stay safe and secure like health care, social security, food stamps and low-income child care and housing assistance.

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in 9to5 in the News | Comments Off on Sexual harassment claims against Bill O’Reilly show nation’s much deeper epidemic

Sexual harassment claims against Bill O’Reilly show nation’s much deeper epidemic

Sexual harassment claims against Bill O’Reilly show nation’s much deeper epidemic

We seem to be living in a nation where sexual harassment is simultaneously being condemned by some and condoned, or at least ignored and excused, by others. Look no further than the Access Hollywood tape of our head of state and the massive women’s protests that erupted immediately upon his inauguration. The bad news is that some leaders, who could be sending an important message of respect for all and a commitment to holding harassers accountable, are not. The good news is that many people are paying close attention and taking a stand.