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Event: Show Working Families Some Love: Economic Justice Lobby Day

Join 9to5 and Colorado Progressive Coalition for a Valentines Day lobby day! We’ll focus on advocating for legislation that supports working families.

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Event: Rally for the Family Care Act and Anniversary of FMLA

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Family Medical Leave Act on February 5, one of the most significant advances for working families in our nation’s history.

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Media Coverage: Not everyone can skip work, even if it prevents spread of flu

The lack of paid sick days is an important public health issue that needs to be addressed by policymakers.

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Media Coverage: Boston declares flu health emergency, shows Denverites deserve paid sick days

2013 is already shaping up to be one of the worst flu seasons in years. Without paid sick days, too many low-wage workers will be forced to come to work sick, spreading the flu to clients, customers, and co-workers.

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Media Coverage: Colorado’s minimum wage increase will help boost economic growth

While stagnant wages and sluggish job growth continue to cloud the post-recession recovery, a bright spot exists in Colorado: 66,000 of the state’s lowest-paid workers got a raise.

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

On January 1, 2013, Colorado’s full minimum wage and tipped minimum wage will each increase by 14 cents to $7.78per hour and $4.76 per hour, respectively, benefiting an estimated 66,000 low-wage workers in the state and boost consumer spending by $11 million.

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