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Media Release: The Family Care Act Passes Colorado State Legislature

The Family Care Act is a vital complement to the Colorado Civil Unions Act. Family comes first, and taking care of your family is part of being in a loving, committed relationship. Civil unions isn’t only about rights, it’s about responsibilities for one another through sickness and health.

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Media Statement: 9to5 Statement on the Working Families Flexibility Act

Much like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, the falsely cloaked Working Families Flexibility Act would hurt, not help, families. The Working Families Flexibility Act, a true misnomer, would in reality ensure workers have less time, less flexibility and less money.

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Media Release: Women Allowed into Combat Jobs: But Still Fight for Equality at Home

9to5 and its allies will be protesting the pay gap that is robbing working women and their families an average of $11,000 annually. In observance of Equal Pay Day on April 9, 2013, 9to5 members are speaking out in California, Colorado, Georgia, Wisconsin and 14 other states calling for Congress to pass the federal Paycheck Fairness Act to end pay disparities.

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Media Release: Healthy Families Act has Power to Heal Country’s Workforce and Economy

The Healthy Families Act, which was just re-introduced this week, is a reasonable, common sense bill that would help ensure the economic security of tens of millions of workers.

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Media Release: 9to5 member testifies before the U.S. Senate

Carolle Fleurio who doesn’t get a single paid day off, even after seven years on the job, sacrificed a day’s wages to make the trip to Washington, D.C. She hopes that her testimony will promote policy change that will help millions of workers support their families and live a more economically secure life.

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Media Release: 17 Million Women Are Owed A Raise – 9to5 Applauds New Proposal to Raise Federal Minimum Wage

“In these tough economic times, common sense policies like increasing the minimum wage are crucial for working families struggling to support their families and build a better future,” said Linda Meric, national executive director of 9to5. “The middle class is what drives our economy. We can’t prosper as a nation unless today’s jobs and tomorrow’s jobs provide fair, decent wages.”

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