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Family-Supporting Job Policies

9to5 advocates for:

  • Strong safety net programs that support families moving from poverty toward economic self sufficiency.
  • Raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.80 per hour by 2014; raise the minimum wage for tipped workers to $6.85 over five years, fixing it to 70 % of the full minimum wage; and ensure both adjust automatically each year to reflect the rising cost of living.
  • Expanded work/income supports including low-income child care, earned income tax credits, welfare programs that emphasize education and training, protections for immigrant families.
  • Unemployment insurance policies that protect low-wage workers, part-time and temp workers, and workers who lose jobs due to family care responsibilities, and the long-term employed.