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9to5 Member Shares Her Story with Thousands

9to5 Member Shares Her Story with Thousands

9to5 Colorado member Shelby Ramirez shares her FMLA story with over 16,000 listeners, who called in to a national tele-townhall to discuss fair pay, paid family and medical leave, paid sick days and affordable child care.

9to5 Member: Earned income tax credit can be a lifesaver

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.

Media Coverage: Increase in minimum wage is fair

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.