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CBS News: Fast Food Workers Strike, 3 Arrested

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in 9to5 in the News, Colorado, Media Coverage | Comments Off on CBS News: Fast Food Workers Strike, 3 Arrested

CBS News: Fast Food Workers Strike, 3 Arrested

*9to5 marched alongside fast food workers and home care workers in a national strike demanding $15 an hour and the right to form a union.    DENVER (AP/CBS4) — Fast food workers in Denver are participating in a national strike to win $15 an hour wages, and three people were arrested when they sat down in the road and refused to get up. Workers from McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King and other fast food restaurants walked off their jobs as part of the strike on Thursday. About 100 people picketed a McDonald’s on the city’s west side in the...

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Member Op-Ed: On Women’s Equality Day, a Call for Paid Leave

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in 9to5 in the News, Homepage_featured, Media Coverage, Wisconsin | Comments Off on Member Op-Ed: On Women’s Equality Day, a Call for Paid Leave

Member Op-Ed: On Women’s Equality Day, a Call for Paid Leave

Across the nation, women like myself struggle to make a living. We struggle to care for and provide for our families. We risk job and income loss when faced with illness or the need for maternity leave.

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Linda Meric: Unpredictable, Inflexible Schedules Burden Women; We Need Schedules That Work

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Homepage_featured, Media Coverage | Comments Off on Linda Meric: Unpredictable, Inflexible Schedules Burden Women; We Need Schedules That Work

Linda Meric: Unpredictable, Inflexible Schedules Burden Women; We Need Schedules That Work

Joi Jackson works full-time at a call center. As a single mom with four kids, she struggles to get her kids to and from child care. Schedule flexibility to meet family needs at her place of employment is practically nonexistent. She is faced with an impossible decision: keep her job so she can provide for her family, or quit her job so she can care for her family.

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Media Coverage: Op-ed on Family Care in Georgia

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Georgia, Homepage_featured, Media Coverage | Comments Off on Media Coverage: Op-ed on Family Care in Georgia

Media Coverage: Op-ed on Family Care in Georgia

How can you tell it’s campaign season in Georgia? The mudslinging and partisan rhetoric are in full swing. Incumbent Republican Gov. Nathan Deal trumpets his record of moving Georgia to the No. 1-ranked “business friendly” state, according to a 2013 Site Selection magazine poll, while his Democratic challenger, state Sen. Jason Carter, promotes “an economy that works for the middle class.”

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Huff Post: Mom’s Equal Pay Day Highlights How Far We Still Have to Go

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014 in 9to5 in the News, Homepage_featured, Media Coverage | Comments Off on Huff Post: Mom’s Equal Pay Day Highlights How Far We Still Have to Go

Huff Post: Mom’s Equal Pay Day Highlights How Far We Still Have to Go

Sunday may be Father’s Day but June 12 is Mothers’ Equal Pay Day, recognizing how far into 2014 moms must work to earn the same wages that fathers made in 2013 alone. On average, full-time working moms make only 69 cents to every dollarearned by full-time working dads.

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Colorado Transit Campaign Update

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in 9to5 in the News, Colorado, Media Coverage | Comments Off on Colorado Transit Campaign Update

Colorado Transit Campaign Update

Members and allies have shared their stories at four different RTD Board Meetings. We’ve met with RTD Staff and Board members encouraging them to make community input a focal point of the fare evaluation.

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