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Denver Business Journal: How does Colorado rank for working moms?

They say a mother’s work is never done. And in Colorado, that’s definitely the case, although not for the greatest reason.

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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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Minimum Wage: We need an honest wage for an honest day’s work

When the recession hit, I watched as the construction business that supported my husband and I vanished before our eyes. I knew I needed to do something so I took a job at Walmart to help us make ends meet. While I make a higher hourly wage than many of my coworkers, my husband and I struggled to get by on my salary. There were days I missed work simply because I couldn’t afford the gas to get there.

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FAMLI Act: Keeping Families Afloat During Illness

Everyone has a sick family member to care for at some point – so it’s critical to have Family Leave Insurance or other paid leave so families can stay afloat while dealing with family illness.

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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: Workplace rules need updating

Colorado has fallen woefully behind, and until last year was one of only eight states that hadn’t updated laws to give victims of illegal discrimination the right to seek justice and be made whole for their damages. When it is enacted next year, HB 1136 will preserve, not cost, Colorado jobs.

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