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

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.

FAMLI Act: Keeping Families Afloat During Illness

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.

Media Coverage: Paid Family Leave Hot Topic at Labor Forum in Denver

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.