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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.

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Colorado, Homepage_featured, Media Coverage | Comments Off on Denver Business Journal: How does Colorado rank for working moms?

Denver Business Journal: How does Colorado rank for working moms?

Denver Business Journal: How does Colorado rank for working moms?

They say a mother’s work is never done. And in Colorado, that’s definitely the case, although not for the greatest reason.

Posted by on May 7, 2014 in 9to5 in the News, Colorado, Media Coverage | Comments Off on Paid Medical Leave Bill Earns Plenty of Media Coverage

Paid Medical Leave Bill Earns Plenty of Media Coverage

Paid Medical Leave Bill Earns Plenty of Media Coverage

9to5 Colorado is proud of the momentum gained on this bill, and we are hopeful about the bill’s potential for next year. Check out all the great media coverage.

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in Homepage_featured, Media Releases | Comments Off on Statement: Senate Minimum Wage Vote Fails Working Families

Statement: Senate Minimum Wage Vote Fails Working Families

Statement: Senate Minimum Wage Vote Fails Working Families

Despite overwhelming support from hard-working Americans, a minority group of senators blocked a vote to advance the Fair Minimum Wage Act today.

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Colorado | Comments Off on 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

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.