FMLA was meant only as a first step in helping workers handle the dual responsibilities of work and family. Now, as we celebrate its 21st anniversary, it’s time to take that next step. Working women and families nationwide need access to paid family and medical leave insurance.
Join One Billion Rising on February 14th as they rise and dance for justice and an end of violence against women.
After intensive community canvassing, surveying, and organizing 9to5 Colorado has released their transit report titled “Left at the Station: A Civil Rights perspective on Transit Justice in the Front Range.”
After repeatedly being denied employment when I had to divulge in job interviews that I was a single mother, I took action. To this day, asking a job applicant about parental and marital status is NOT illegal in Pennsylvania and many other states. Take a stand against discrimination by supporting the Parental Profiling Act!
At the end of 2013, Congress failed to extend the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program before they left for vacation. 1.6 million Americans have lost what little income they had. And what has Congress done in the new year? Nothing to help these families.
Join us for our first member meeting of the year!
9to5 Colorado member Shelby Ramirez shares her FMLA story with over 16,000 listeners, who called in to a national tele-townhall to discuss fair pay, paid family and medical leave, paid sick days and affordable child care.
When my EITC refund came in 1996, it was worth nearly $1,900. I had never seen so much money before in my life. I was finally able to pay off the electric bill, and I used $800 to buy a car — a used Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. To me, that car was a Mercedes.
“It’s time to do away with workplace policies that belong in a “Mad Men” episode.” – President Barack Obama in his January 29, 2014 State of the Union address
The temperature had dropped well below zero at 5:45 a.m. on Dec. 5. But that did not deter the group of 75 bundled-up fast-food workers and their supporters.