9to5 Colorado is proud of the momentum gained on this bill, and we are hopeful about the bill’s potential for next year. Check out all the great media coverage.
9to5 Atlanta Chapter Director Charmaine Davis discussing the wage gap on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s “On The Story.”
Paid worker leave dominated the conversation Friday at The Denver Forum on Working Families, the first in a series of gatherings to promote labor-market reforms supported by the Obama administration.
9to5 applauds President Obama’s two executive actions aimed at ending pay discrimination against women and people of color. The president is expected to sign the executive orders during an event at the White House on April 8 for Equal Pay Day, a day which women’s rights advocates recognize as how far a woman must work into 2014 to earn the same as a man did in 2013 alone.
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would benefit 17 million women. They include women like Crystal Whetstone from Ohio, who had to move in with her parents to make ends meet on a minimum wage salary, and Peggy Jackson in Atlanta, who earns only enough to cover rent and utilities. Without the ability to pay their bills, these women, and more like them, are trapped in a cycle of poverty.
Colorado has fallen woefully behind, and until last year was one of only eight states that hadn’t updated laws to give victims of illegal discrimination the right to seek justice and be made whole for their damages. When it is enacted next year, HB 1136 will preserve, not cost, Colorado jobs.
9to5 member De Jimenez testifies that Colorado’s bill to expand the child care tax credit to the poorest working families is fundamentally about fairness.
9to5 activists and transit riders lobby the Denver Regional Transportation District to rework fares to make them more affordable to low-income residents.
9to5 Colorado Board Member De Jimenez is featured in this story on Colorado’s child-care tax credit that is aimed at families that earn less than $60,000, but doesn’t help those who need it most.
This radio news spot highlights the growing influence of Asian American voters in Georgia, and their support for the Family Care Act (HB 290) which would allow workers to use earned sick days to care for a child, spouse, or elderly parent. The campaign for HB 290 is being led by 9to5 Atlanta.