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Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in 9to5 in the News, Homepage_featured | Comments Off on 9to5 member featured in Senator Tom Harkin’s Senate Floor Statement: “Working Families Need Congress To Be On Their Side”

9to5 member featured in Senator Tom Harkin’s Senate Floor Statement: “Working Families Need Congress To Be On Their Side”

9to5 member featured in Senator Tom Harkin’s Senate Floor Statement: “Working Families Need Congress To Be On Their Side”

In a speech to the senate floor, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) quoted 9to5 Colorado member Jackie Parkins, as he called on Congress to uphold its duty to make sure the people who do the work that makes our country run get a fair chance to aspire to the American Dream.

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in Colorado, Media Coverage | Comments Off on Media Coverage: Colorado to Increase Minimum Wage on New Year’s Day

Media Coverage: Colorado to Increase Minimum Wage on New Year’s Day

Media Coverage: Colorado to Increase Minimum Wage on New Year’s Day

This raise will put a little more money in the pockets of Colorado’s low-wage workers so that they can spend on essentials like food, utilities and repairs — purchases that will help their families and our local economy.

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013 in Georgia | Comments Off on Blog: Meet Kim Schofield – Outstanding Member of 2013!

Blog: Meet Kim Schofield – Outstanding Member of 2013!

Blog: Meet Kim Schofield – Outstanding Member of 2013!

Meet Kim Schofield, who was awarded as 9to5 Atlanta’s Outstanding Member of the Year at our December 2013 Winter Social for her work on Georgia’s Family Care Act.

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Action Alerts, Homepage_featured | Comments Off on Action Alert: Support the FAMILY Act

Action Alert: Support the FAMILY Act

Action Alert: Support the FAMILY Act

Being there for family is what matters. That’s why we need a law that guarantees you can be with your loved ones when they need you and not have to give up a paycheck while you do it.

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Homepage_featured, Media Releases | Comments Off on Paid Leave Keeps Women in Their Jobs, and That’s Good for the Economy

Paid Leave Keeps Women in Their Jobs, and That’s Good for the Economy

Paid Leave Keeps Women in Their Jobs, and That’s Good for the Economy

9to5 applauds today’s introduction of The Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act), a federal bill to establish a national insurance program to provide wage replacement for workers when serious health and family caregiving needs arise.

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in Action Alerts, Homepage_featured | Comments Off on Can you feel it?

Can you feel it?

Can you feel it?

Across the country, the momentum is building as more cities and states win work/family policies that help working women care for themselves and their families without losing a paycheck or risking their jobs.

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in Action Alerts, Colorado | Comments Off on Action Alert: Colorado Families Need Affordable Transit

Action Alert: Colorado Families Need Affordable Transit

Action Alert: Colorado Families Need Affordable Transit

Almost 80% of respondents from 9to5’s outreach along the newly opened W line could not afford to purchase a bus pass at the current cost of $80 to $140 a month. Sign the petition–join our call for an income based EcoPass!

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in National Action Network | Comments Off on Letter to the Editor: Raising the Minimum Wage Will Help America

Letter to the Editor: Raising the Minimum Wage Will Help America

Letter to the Editor: Raising the Minimum Wage Will Help America

9to5 Action Network activist Judy Quaglia Belanger shares why American needs to raise the minimum wage.

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Wisconsin, Wisconsin_events | Comments Off on Event: 2013 Holiday Member Meeting

Event: 2013 Holiday Member Meeting

Event: 2013 Holiday Member Meeting

There will be information that you don’t want to miss for 2014, so please come and enjoy refreshments, music and lots of good cheer.

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Georgia, Georgia_events | Comments Off on Event: Winter Social

Event: Winter Social

Event: Winter Social

You don’t want to miss this wonderful evening full of fun, delicious food, great music and a silent auction!