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Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Homepage_featured, Media Releases | Comments Off on STATEMENT: Congress Must Act Now On Comprehensive Immigration Reform

STATEMENT: Congress Must Act Now On Comprehensive Immigration Reform

STATEMENT: Congress Must Act Now On Comprehensive Immigration Reform

As we reach the one year anniversary of the passage of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (S. 744) in the U.S. Senate without seeing any movement forward with similar legislation in the House, 9to5 stands with labor and immigration organizations urging Congress to act and remember that the time for common-sense immigration reform, more than ever, is now.

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Homepage_featured, Media Releases | Comments Off on 9to5 Stands With Our Walmart Moms & Families

9to5 Stands With Our Walmart Moms & Families

9to5 Stands With Our Walmart Moms & Families

Working families have had enough. Pregnant workers are being forced to choose between the health of their pregnancies and the necessity of earning a living. Women who want and need to continue working throughout their pregnancies have been fired, forced to quit or take unpaid leave.

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in 9to5 in the News, Colorado, Media Coverage | Comments Off on Colorado Transit Campaign Update

Colorado Transit Campaign Update

Colorado Transit Campaign Update

Members and allies have shared their stories at four different RTD Board Meetings. We’ve met with RTD Staff and Board members encouraging them to make community input a focal point of the fare evaluation.

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Job Opening: Short Term Canvasser Opportunity

Job Opening: Short Term Canvasser Opportunity

 Short Term Canvasser Description: 9to5 Wisconsin is currently hiring part-time field canvassers for the Fox Valley region.  These will be temporary positions through September 30th, 2014. 9to5 has expanded significantly over the past year, and now we are strengthening our relationships with existing contacts in the Fox Valley region, while engaging the community on issues that 9to5 has been working on, to organize community members in target low income neighborhoods and disenfranchised communities. Responsibilities: Our field canvassers will...

Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Colorado | Comments Off on 2014 Legislative Summary

2014 Legislative Summary

2014 Legislative Summary

The Colorado legislative session is over for 2014. Check out our summary of the exciting campaigns we took on this year!

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Homepage_featured, Media Releases, Uncategorized | Comments Off on STATEMENT: The Fight for $15 Sweeps the Globe

STATEMENT: The Fight for $15 Sweeps the Globe

STATEMENT: The Fight for $15 Sweeps the Globe

Fast food workers are standing up to demand fair wages and the right to organize without retaliation. In more than 150 cities, and 30 countries, low-wage workers are on strike from the $200 billion fast food industry.

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Georgia, Georgia_events | Comments Off on Event: Reformed Citizen’s “Ban the Box” Committee Meeting

Event: Reformed Citizen’s “Ban the Box” Committee Meeting

Event: Reformed Citizen’s “Ban the Box” Committee Meeting

Join in the movement to “Ban the Box” and end employment discrimination for formerly incarcerated individuals! Meetings are held every first Wednesday of the month.

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Wisconsin, Wisconsin_events | Comments Off on Event: Raise Up MKE Worker Action

Event: Raise Up MKE Worker Action

Event: Raise Up MKE Worker Action

This Thursday is the one year anniversary of the first fast food workers strike in Wisconsin for higher wages and a union. Join us to kick off a summer of action to highlight income inequality with a rally at the Milwaukee County Courthouse and march to the Grand Avenue Mall.

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Wisconsin, Wisconsin_events | Comments Off on Event: Justice for All Unity Parade and Program

Event: Justice for All Unity Parade and Program

Event: Justice for All Unity Parade and Program

May 17th is the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board. And we will celebrate and continue the struggle for equal educational opportunities and social justice in our communities. Join us for the Unity Parade and program.

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Homepage_featured, Media Coverage | Comments Off on Media Coverage: Op-ed on MomsRising.org for Mother’s Day

Media Coverage: Op-ed on MomsRising.org for Mother’s Day

Media Coverage: Op-ed on MomsRising.org for Mother’s Day

For Mother’s Day, Congress should take action to pass a policy that would make a huge difference for working moms – paid family and medical leave insurance.