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The Family and Medical Leave Act turns 21 – Coming of age means it’s time to make leave more accessible and affordable

On the 21st anniversary of FMLA, 9to5 Colorado and coalition partners are working to educate the public and state policy-makers about the need for paid leave.

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9to5 Colorado Releases Groundbreaking Transit Report

After intensive community canvassing, surveying, and organizing 9to5 Colorado has released their transit report titled “Left at the Station: A Civil Rights perspective on Transit Justice in the Front Range.”

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9to5 Member Shares Her Story with Thousands

9to5 Colorado member Shelby Ramirez shares her FMLA story with over 16,000 listeners, who called in to a national tele-townhall to discuss fair pay, paid family and medical leave, paid sick days and affordable child care.

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9to5 Member: Earned income tax credit can be a lifesaver

When my EITC refund came in 1996, it was worth nearly $1,900. I had never seen so much money before in my life. I was finally able to pay off the electric bill, and I used $800 to buy a car — a used Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. To me, that car was a Mercedes.

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Media Coverage: Increase in minimum wage is fair

The temperature had dropped well below zero at 5:45 a.m. on Dec. 5. But that did not deter the group of 75 bundled-up fast-food workers and their supporters.

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Media Coverage: Colorado to Increase Minimum Wage on New Year’s Day

This raise will put a little more money in the pockets of Colorado’s low-wage workers so that they can spend on essentials like food, utilities and repairs — purchases that will help their families and our local economy.

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