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Colorado Transit Campaign Update

Members and allies have shared their stories at four different RTD Board Meetings. We’ve met with RTD Staff and Board members encouraging them to make community input a focal point of the fare evaluation.

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Paid Medical Leave Bill Earns Plenty of Media Coverage

9to5 Colorado is proud of the momentum gained on this bill, and we are hopeful about the bill’s potential for next year. Check out all the great media coverage.

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Media Coverage: 9to5 Atlanta’s Charmaine Davis discusses the wage gap on GPB’s On The Story

9to5 Atlanta Chapter Director Charmaine Davis discussing the wage gap on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s “On The Story.”

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Media Coverage: Paid Family Leave Hot Topic at Labor Forum in Denver

Paid worker leave dominated the conversation Friday at The Denver Forum on Working Families, the first in a series of gatherings to promote labor-market reforms supported by the Obama administration.

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Media Coverage: President Obama Takes Executive Action for Equal Pay

9to5 applauds President Obama’s two executive actions aimed at ending pay discrimination against women and people of color. The president is expected to sign the executive orders during an event at the White House on April 8 for Equal Pay Day, a day which women’s rights advocates recognize as how far a woman must work into 2014 to earn the same as a man did in 2013 alone.

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9to5 member featured in Senator Tom Harkin’s Senate Floor Statement: “Working Families Need Congress To Be On Their Side”

In a speech to the senate floor, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) quoted 9to5 Colorado member Jackie Parkins, as he called on Congress to uphold its duty to make sure the people who do the work that makes our country run get a fair chance to aspire to the American Dream.

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