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Women fight for equal health care

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Media Coverage, Wisconsin | Comments Off on Women fight for equal health care

Women fight for equal health care

Board Chair Tamiko Vukovic shares her story on NBC about why comprehensive health care and caregiving legislation is vital.

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City panel recommends approval of ‘ban the box’ initiative

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Media Coverage, Wisconsin | Comments Off on City panel recommends approval of ‘ban the box’ initiative

City panel recommends approval of ‘ban the box’ initiative

by Patrick Leary of The Journal Times RACINE — With strong support from multiple aldermen, a city panel on Monday recommended approval of “ban the box,” which would eliminate a question from application forms for city jobs that asks if the applicant has been convicted of a felony. The effort to pass an ordinance to remove the question from the application form is being led by 9to5 Wisconsin, part of a national group focused on women’s employment rights. Second District Alderman Mollie Jones, Third District Alderman Mike Shields, 11th District...

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Rhonda on Morning Blend

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Media Coverage, Wisconsin | Comments Off on Rhonda on Morning Blend

Rhonda on Morning Blend

Check out Rhonda’s great appearance on Morning Blend here!

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Robinson: Family leave works. I know.

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Media Coverage, Wisconsin | Comments Off on Robinson: Family leave works. I know.

Robinson: Family leave works. I know.

by Keisha Robinson Let’s work to keep Wisconsin’s law one of the strongest in the nation and even expand it Last week, we celebrated the 29th anniversary of Wisconsin’s Family and Medical Leave Act, which offers unpaid, job-protected leave for a new baby, and two weeks to care for a seriously ill child, parent, partner or in-law, or to recover from an illness. The act also has special protections beyond the federal law, which ensures people can use the leave intermittently to breastfeed or bond with a new baby, and receive job protection if...

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Stalking, sexual assault victims may be able to break rental agreements under House bill

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Media Coverage | Comments Off on Stalking, sexual assault victims may be able to break rental agreements under House bill

by Marianne Goodland from The Colorado Independent …Women’s groups, advocates for the homeless and those who support victims of sexual assault or stalking are cheering a near-unanimous vote today on a bipartisan bill that would allow such victims to break apartment leases when they believe their lives are in danger. The measure, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Dominique Jackson of Aurora, passed the House this morning on a 61 to 3 vote. It now goes to the Senate, where it will be sponsored by Republican Sen. John Cooke of Greeley, a former...

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Bill that provides more rights for working parents moves forward

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Colorado, Media Coverage | Comments Off on Bill that provides more rights for working parents moves forward

DENVER — The Colorado House of Representatives approved by a voice vote a bill that provides more rights for working parents. “You’re trying to juggle three other lives plus your own and a work schedule,” explained DeAna Jimenez, a single mother of three. HB17-1001 allows parents to take unpaid leave to attend their kid’s extracurricular activities. The bill reenacts a 2009 bill that expired in 2015. “To be able to take care of my kid without having to worry about my job it’s like a dream come true, I...

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