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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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Paid Leave Keeps Women in Their Jobs and That’s Good for the Economy

FMLA was meant only as a first step in helping workers handle the dual responsibilities of work and family. Now, as we celebrate its 21st anniversary, it’s time to take that next step. Working women and families nationwide need access to paid family and medical leave insurance.

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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: ‘Ban the Box’ Campaign Moves Ahead, Pushed by Formerly Incarcerated People

9to5 Atlanta organizer Marilynn Winn shares stories about her youth and starting 9to5’s Ban the Box campaign.

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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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