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STATEMENT: Officers charged in Freddie Gray’s death – A first step, but much more needed

Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Homepage_featured, Media Releases | 0 comments

STATEMENT: Officers charged in Freddie Gray’s death – A first step, but much more needed

As prosecutor Marilyn Mosby announced that six Baltimore police officers have been charged in the death of Freddie Gray, protesters cheered. Their demands have been heard, and their direct action has made a difference.

But Mosby’s announcement is just the beginning. That’s why marches and demonstrations, in Baltimore and across the country, will continue.

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Despite overwhelming public support, FAMLI Act dies in the CO House

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Colorado, Media Releases | 0 comments

Despite overwhelming public support, FAMLI Act dies in the CO House

For Immediate Release April 30, 2015     Erin Bennett Colorado Director, 9to5 303-601-9510, erin@9to5.org DENVER – The FAMLI Act (Family and Medical Leave Insurance) died today in the Colorado House of Representatives, despite overwhelming public support. House Bill 15-1258, sponsored by Reps. Faith Winter and Joe Salazar, would have established a family and medical leave insurance program for employees to receive wage replacement when they need to care for themselves, an ill family member, or the birth or adoption of a new baby. The bill...

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STATEMENT: Congress Reintroduces the Paycheck Fairness Act; the Time to Pass it is Now

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Homepage_featured, Media Releases, Uncategorized | 0 comments

STATEMENT: Congress Reintroduces the Paycheck Fairness Act; the Time to Pass it is Now

Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation which would help close the wage gap between women and men working the same jobs. Now is Congress’ chance to do the right thing by passing the bill.

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Statement: Congratulations, OUR Walmart! Raise for workers, momentum for more changes!

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in Homepage_featured, Media Releases | Comments Off on Statement: Congratulations, OUR Walmart! Raise for workers, momentum for more changes!

Statement: Congratulations, OUR Walmart! Raise for workers, momentum for more changes!

Last week, members of OUR Walmart won a huge victory – a raise for half a million Walmart workers nationwide whose families desperately need better pay and regular hours.

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Huff Post: President Obama’s Announcement a Historic Win for Working Families

Posted by on Jan 11, 2015 in Homepage_featured, Media Releases | Comments Off on Huff Post: President Obama’s Announcement a Historic Win for Working Families

Huff Post: President Obama’s Announcement a Historic Win for Working Families

In an historic announcement, made through the unique channel of LinkedIn, via his senior advisor on working families Valerie Jarret, Obama said access to these kinds of policies is a “worker’s right, not a privilege.

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Statement: 9to5 Applauds Executive Action on Immigration, But It’s Not Enough

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Media Releases | Comments Off on Statement: 9to5 Applauds Executive Action on Immigration, But It’s Not Enough

Statement: 9to5 Applauds Executive Action on Immigration, But It’s Not Enough

9to5 stands with labor and immigration organizations thanking President Obama for his executive action granting temporary legal status for close to 5 million undocumented immigrants. But this is not enough. The time for common-sense immigration reform, more than ever, is now. The Congress needs to take the President’s lead and pass comprehensive immigration reform that will strengthen our families, communities and nati

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