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Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Colorado, Media Coverage | Comments Off on Bill that provides more rights for working parents moves forward

Bill that provides more rights for working parents moves forward

DENVER — The Colorado House of Representatives approved by a voice vote a bill that provides more rights for working parents. “You’re trying to juggle three other lives plus your own and a work schedule,” explained DeAna Jimenez, a single mother of three. HB17-1001 allows parents to take unpaid leave to attend their kid’s extracurricular activities. The bill reenacts a 2009 bill that expired in 2015. “To be able to take care of my kid without having to worry about my job it’s like a dream come true, I...

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Homepage_featured | Comments Off on Igniting Strength, Hope and Resistance: 2017 and Beyond

Igniting Strength, Hope and Resistance: 2017 and Beyond

Igniting Strength, Hope and Resistance: 2017 and Beyond

As we face a new national political landscape, 9to5 remains committed to bringing our communities together to organize for the real changes we need to achieve justice and equality for working women – and for our broader communities. 9to5 is a place of progress and hope, where people can get involved in building a better world together. We are strong and principled; we will continue to lift up women’s voices and engage women to take action. Read our full statement of principles and action.

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in 9to5 in the News, Homepage_featured | 0 comments

We Need Paid Leave NOW – and Not Just for Maternity

We Need Paid Leave NOW – and Not Just for Maternity

This week, 9to5 and others who believe in common-sense solutions to personal medical and family care needs are celebrating the 24th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). FMLA ensures that eligible employees may use up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year to care for the birth or adoption of a new child or for their own or a family member’s serious illness, while retaining access to their health care. FMLA was a great starting point, and it’s been used more than 200 million times to benefit U. S. families.

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in 9to5 in the News, Colorado, Media Coverage | 0 comments

Colorado’s mobile home parks are disappearing, but a proposed bill would try to save them

The Aspen Times By Jack Queen Mobile home parks can be integral components of a community’s affordable housing mix, but they also carry an element of instability: Residents typically own the pre-fabricated, rectangular houses they live in, but not the monthly-rented land underneath. That means that if the owner of the park decides to sell — as has increasingly been the case in some parts of Colorado — residents are forced to either pay tens of thousands of dollars to move their homes or abandon them, sometimes after years of interest...

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Homepage_featured | 0 comments

No Muslim Ban! Defend Immigrants and Refugees Now!

No Muslim Ban! Defend Immigrants and Refugees Now!

Just a week into his term of office, President Trump signed an executive order ending our country’s Syrian refugee program, suspending visas from seven majority-Muslim countries, and temporarily halting refugee resettlement.

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in National Action Network | 0 comments

9to5 Members March for Women and Social Justice!

9to5 Members March for Women and Social Justice!

9to5 Action Network members showed up with friends and family in 8 states across the country to tell our nation that women’s equality is economic equality!

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in California | 0 comments

9to5ers March to Demand Gender and Economic Justice!

9to5ers March to Demand Gender and Economic Justice!

Committed activists and 9to5 California members were present among the empowered crowds that marched in cities across the state.

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in California, California_events | 0 comments

Rally Against Wage Theft! Feb. 8th

Rally Against Wage Theft! Feb. 8th

Join 9to5 in Sunnydale to rally against wage theft and sexual harassment! Former Arby’s employee Miriam was forced to work off-the-clock, overtime hours without pay, and long days with any breaks to use the restroom or eat a meal. She says, “I was often very hungry and exhausted at work, but I made sure not to show it to customers because I wanted to be a good employee and keep my job.” She also experienced repeated and extreme sexual harassment, culminating in being attacked by her supervisor. Miriam says, “Arby’s...

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Homepage_featured | 0 comments

Announcing a Transition at 9to5

Announcing a Transition at 9to5

We have news we would like to share with you. Linda Meric will be moving out of her role as 9to5’s Executive Director this summer as she transitions into the next chapter of her life. Over the past dozen years, Linda has led 9to5 with vision, dedication and commitment to our members and mission. She has had a tremendous impact on 9to5 as well as on the broader social justice movement.

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in Media Coverage | 0 comments

Women’s groups kick off weekly meetings at Colorado Capitol

Women’s groups kick off weekly meetings at Colorado Capitol

DENVER – Colorado legislators and representatives of several interest groups want to capitalize on the momentum from women’s marches across the nation as they launch Women and Families’ Wednesdays at the state Capitol.

The group will gather every Wednesday on Capitol Hill during the legislative session to allow participants to campaign for issues that directly affect women and families.