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Colorado’s Fight For Affordable Transit Continues

Posted by on Jan 25, 2018 in 9to5 in the News, Colorado, Media Coverage | Comments Off on Colorado’s Fight For Affordable Transit Continues

Colorado’s Fight For Affordable Transit Continues

Hear Jenee Donelson, 9to5 Transit Organizer, speak about RTD’s backwards priorities on a recent Colorado Public Radio story! 9to5 Colorado has been organizing for nearly 4 years to push public transit authorities to provide riders who make 200% of the poverty line a transit pass that would be 50% the cost of regular fares (similar to a senior or student pass).  RTD is a public agency with an elected board – but it continues to let down tax-payers, riders and its mission to create an accessible and equitable transit...

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Will #MeToo campaign keep building and lead to lasting change?

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017 in Media Coverage | Comments Off on Will #MeToo campaign keep building and lead to lasting change?

Will #MeToo campaign keep building and lead to lasting change?

Erica Clemmons, state director of the 9to5 National Association of Working Women, sees real power in #MeToo. It has “given people a platform to stand up and be in solidarity with others,” she said. But some women still can’t get that support at work, and that must change, she said.

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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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