In a speech to the senate floor, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) quoted 9to5 Colorado member Jackie Parkins, as he called on Congress to uphold its duty to make sure the people who do the work that makes our country run get a fair chance to aspire to the American Dream.
This raise will put a little more money in the pockets of Colorado’s low-wage workers so that they can spend on essentials like food, utilities and repairs — purchases that will help their families and our local economy.
Meet Kim Schofield, who was awarded as 9to5 Atlanta’s Outstanding Member of the Year at our December 2013 Winter Social for her work on Georgia’s Family Care Act.
Being there for family is what matters. That’s why we need a law that guarantees you can be with your loved ones when they need you and not have to give up a paycheck while you do it.
9to5 applauds today’s introduction of The Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act), a federal bill to establish a national insurance program to provide wage replacement for workers when serious health and family caregiving needs arise.
Across the country, the momentum is building as more cities and states win work/family policies that help working women care for themselves and their families without losing a paycheck or risking their jobs.
Almost 80% of respondents from 9to5’s outreach along the newly opened W line could not afford to purchase a bus pass at the current cost of $80 to $140 a month. Sign the petition–join our call for an income based EcoPass!
9to5 Action Network activist Judy Quaglia Belanger shares why American needs to raise the minimum wage.
There will be information that you don’t want to miss for 2014, so please come and enjoy refreshments, music and lots of good cheer.
You don’t want to miss this wonderful evening full of fun, delicious food, great music and a silent auction!