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Know your new rights for assistance from CalWORKs!

January 1, 2017, the Maximum Family Grant rule will no longer be in effect! If your family receives CalWORKs assistance, but you had one or more children who were ineligible, you may now be eligible to receive additional cash aid.

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Pregnant and working in Colorado? Know your new rights!

Did you know about Colorado’s new law guaranteeing pregnant workers the right to reasonable accommodation to be able to maintain a healthy pregnancy and a paycheck? Learn about your new rights and hear from 9to5 members about how this policy impacts them.

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What do we need to make sure that a Paid Family and Medical Leave Program will ACTUALLY meet the needs of working families? We’ve got a check list!

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We All Need Paid Leave to Take Care of Ourselves

For over 15 years, I have been living with lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that ranges from mild to life threatening. I’ve always felt pressured to compromise my health in order to maintain health benefits and work. Passing a federal family and medical leave insurance bill that covers all workers will be a victory for everyone.

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We All Need Paid Leave to Take Care of Our Families

When when my younger daughter needed surgery at the same time that my elderly father needed immediate medical attention, having to take time off unpaid was an enormous financial burden for me. Establishing paid family leave is a necessary step to close the gender wage and stop punishing women financially for taking care of our families.

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