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Posted by on Apr 16, 2016 in Homepage_featured, Wisconsin | 0 comments

Up Close and Personal with 9to5’s Community Internship Program

Up Close and Personal with 9to5’s Community Internship Program

Engaging in the community about personal issues and taking a stand provides much fulfillment. That is what I have got the opportunity to feel here at 9to5. Standing with the community and for the community means everything to me.

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016 in Homepage_featured | 0 comments

You’ve finally made as much as a man did… last year.

You’ve finally made as much as a man did… last year.

Equal Pay Month represents how far into the new year women have to keep working to earn on average what men earned just in the previous calendar year. Women of color, moms, women with disabilities, lesbians, bisexual women, and transgender people have to work even longer to catch up.

Posted by on Feb 11, 2016 in Colorado, Homepage_featured | 0 comments

Colorado Needs to Pass the Parental Involvement for Academic Activities Bill for Families Like Mine

Colorado Needs to Pass the Parental Involvement for Academic Activities Bill for Families Like Mine

My name is Nicole Rodriguez, and I am a member 9to5 Colorado, a grassroots organization that strengthens women’s abilities to win justice for working women. I am a widow with a 12-year-old son, and my family supports HB-1002, Parental Involvement for Academic Activities, which reenacts the 2009 “Parental Involvement in K-12 Education Act.” This bill would allow parents to take a limited amount of job-protected time off from work to attend their children’s academic activities.

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Homepage_featured, Wisconsin | 0 comments

9to5 Wisconsin leader Nancy Yarborough speaks out for family leave insurance

9to5 Wisconsin leader Nancy Yarborough speaks out for family leave insurance

I love my job and I take pride in my work. But we all know that family and health sometimes have to come first. When that moment comes for other families, I want to make sure they can take the time to celebrate new life, care for their loved one, or say goodbye — without having to worry about paying the bills.