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Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in 9to5 in the News, Homepage_featured | Comments Off on Working Families Flexibility Act Will Hurt Women and Families by Linda Meric

Working Families Flexibility Act Will Hurt Women and Families by Linda Meric

Working Families Flexibility Act Will Hurt Women and Families by Linda Meric

Much like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, the falsely cloaked Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180/S. 801) would hurt, not help, working women and families. The Working Families Flexibility Act, a true misnomer if ever there was one, would in reality ensure that workers have less time, less flexibility and less money.

This anti-family proposal would force workers to spend more time away from their families in exchange for possibly getting to spend time later with their families. Under this proposal, the employer, not the employee, would determine when earned comp time can be used.

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in Colorado | Comments Off on Republican Repeal of ACA Gives $600 billion in Tax Breaks To the Wealthy and Big Corporations

Republican Repeal of ACA Gives $600 billion in Tax Breaks To the Wealthy and Big Corporations

DENVER – State Senator Rhonda Fields joined homecare providers, health care advocates, doctors and people who depend on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for health care on tax day to release a joint report from Americans for Tax Fairness and Health Care for America Now (HCAN). The report, Republican Health Care Repeal Plan: Tax Cuts for the Rich, Health Care Cuts for Everyone Else, details how the Republican plan to repeal the ACA would give billions in tax breaks to wealthy households, insurance companies and drug manufacturers, paid for by cutting the health care of low- and moderate-income families.

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in 9to5 in the News, Homepage_featured | Comments Off on Trump’s budget priorities are toxic to American families

Trump’s budget priorities are toxic to American families

Trump’s budget priorities are toxic to American families

It’s that time of year again…tax time! A good opportunity to reflect on all the things our taxes provide, from clean air and water, to roads and bridges, schools and teachers. National security whether it’s through defense or through economic programs that help families stay safe and secure like health care, social security, food stamps and low-income child care and housing assistance.

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in 9to5 in the News | Comments Off on Sexual harassment claims against Bill O’Reilly show nation’s much deeper epidemic

Sexual harassment claims against Bill O’Reilly show nation’s much deeper epidemic

Sexual harassment claims against Bill O’Reilly show nation’s much deeper epidemic

We seem to be living in a nation where sexual harassment is simultaneously being condemned by some and condoned, or at least ignored and excused, by others. Look no further than the Access Hollywood tape of our head of state and the massive women’s protests that erupted immediately upon his inauguration. The bad news is that some leaders, who could be sending an important message of respect for all and a commitment to holding harassers accountable, are not. The good news is that many people are paying close attention and taking a stand.

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in National Action Network | Comments Off on My story after being sexually harassed at work

My story after being sexually harassed at work

My story after being sexually harassed at work

I’ve been repeatedly sexually harassed on the job, and fired in retaliation for standing up for myself. This has created economic instability for my family, as the sole financial provider for the past two decades, and has left me emotionally devastated.

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Colorado, Media Releases | Comments Off on CO Working Families Rally, Testify for FAMLI

CO Working Families Rally, Testify for FAMLI

CO Working Families Rally, Testify for FAMLI

Friday, April 7, 2017 Contact: Katie Reinisch, 303-653-1009, katie@progressive-promotions.com Neha Mahajan, 303-628-0925, neha@9to5.org Tuesday at Noon: Working Families Rally, Testify for FAMLI   DENVER – Midday Tuesday, the CO FAMLI coalition — a diverse group of business owners, health professionals, women and children’s advocates, worker organizations and community members — will rally at the capitol to demand that legislators vote yes on the CO FAMLI Act, a family and medical leave insurance bill sponsored by...

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in 9to5 in the News, Homepage_featured | Comments Off on Get Active on Equal Pay Day to Address the Many Causes of the Pay Gap

Get Active on Equal Pay Day to Address the Many Causes of the Pay Gap

Get Active on Equal Pay Day to Address the Many Causes of the Pay Gap

Today, April 4, is Equal Pay Day, representing how far into the new year women on average have to work to earn what men earned in the previous calendar year. It’s an opportunity to call attention to the pay gap experienced by working women and people of color, and to commit to taking action to close the gap.

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in Colorado, Media Releases | Comments Off on 9to5 Supports New FAMLI Bill Creating Paid Family And Medical Leave Insurance for Caregivers

9to5 Supports New FAMLI Bill Creating Paid Family And Medical Leave Insurance for Caregivers

9to5 Supports New FAMLI Bill Creating Paid Family And Medical Leave Insurance for Caregivers

9to5 Colorado welcomes the introduction of the Family And Medical Leave Insurance Act (FAMLI) which will enable employees to stay afloat financially while caring for their health and their families and also protect businesses’ ability to retain reliable, productive workers.

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Colorado, Equal Pay Day | Comments Off on Fighting (and winning!) for the right to be pregnant on the job

Fighting (and winning!) for the right to be pregnant on the job

Fighting (and winning!) for the right to be pregnant on the job

Christina from Colorado shares how employers endanger pregnant workers by refusing to allow basic accommodations — and ultimately how this impacts the wage gap.

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Equal Pay Day, Georgia | Comments Off on The complexities of caregiving when your family has a loved one in prison

The complexities of caregiving when your family has a loved one in prison

The complexities of caregiving when your family has a loved one in prison

Marilyn from Georgia lays out how the lack of family-friendly workplace policies impact women’s income — especially in a family with a loved one in prison.