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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.

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Georgia | Comments Off on Minimum Wage: I work a half hour for a gallon of milk

Minimum Wage: I work a half hour for a gallon of milk

Minimum Wage: I work a half hour for a gallon of milk

For many families in our community, a trip to the grocery store means hours of work. I work for $8.00 an hour, just above the federal minimum wage of $7.25. Folks like me have to work a half hour to pay for a gallon of milk. Filling up the gas tank takes six hours of work.

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Georgia | Comments Off on Blog: Two Communities, One Passion for Justice

Blog: Two Communities, One Passion for Justice

Blog: Two Communities, One Passion for Justice

As a church that seeks transformative change and justice for all people, made possible by the profound love of God, Central Presbyterian is the first partner in 9to5 Atlanta’s “Faithful Friend” campaign.

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in National Action Network | Comments Off on Mother’s Day Outreach 2014

Mother’s Day Outreach 2014

Mother’s Day Outreach 2014

Join Action Network members in a quick, simple outreach project to honor Mother’s Day and spark discussion about justice for working women!

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in National Action Network | Comments Off on Letter to the Editor: Government policies that hurt women

Letter to the Editor: Government policies that hurt women

Letter to the Editor: Government policies that hurt women

Pay discrimination goes deeper than just numbers. Voting against policies that help families, and failure to provide options such as parental leave and paid sick days, hurt women more than men.

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in 9to5 in the News, Georgia, Homepage_featured, Media Coverage | Comments Off on Media Coverage: 9to5 Atlanta’s Charmaine Davis discusses the wage gap on GPB’s On The Story

Media Coverage: 9to5 Atlanta’s Charmaine Davis discusses the wage gap on GPB’s On The Story

Media Coverage: 9to5 Atlanta’s Charmaine Davis discusses the wage gap on GPB’s On The Story

9to5 Atlanta Chapter Director Charmaine Davis discussing the wage gap on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s “On The Story.”

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in Homepage_featured, Media Releases | Comments Off on STATEMENT: Supreme Court Fails Michigan’s Students of Color

STATEMENT: Supreme Court Fails Michigan’s Students of Color

STATEMENT: Supreme Court Fails Michigan’s Students of Color

The Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s Proposal 2 by a 6-2 vote this week. Proposal 2, passed in 2006, codified discrimination by creating two separate and unequal systems for determining admission criteria at colleges and universities.