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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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Media Coverage: Child care tax credit moves forward despite $20 million price tag

9to5 member De Jimenez testifies that Colorado’s bill to expand the child care tax credit to the poorest working families is fundamentally about fairness.

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Media Coverage: Advocacy group 9to5 blasts RTD for high fares, service cuts, gentrification

“After a year of doing this work, the one thing that came out loud and clear was that transit is not affordable,” 9to5 organizer Zoe Williams said. “Before we can talk about last-mile connections, station safety, service changes, or light rail, we have to make sure that people can get the fares and passes they need to make the transit system relevant.”

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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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