Urge your State Rep. to support the Family Care Act, HB13-1222 that expands the Family and Medical Leave Act to allow employees in Colorado to use their FMLA leave to care for additional family members. Family comes first.
What a lot of attention the book Lean In by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has generated. Whether or not you agree with Sandberg’s focus, there’s no doubt that she’s part of an ongoing national debate on the struggles of working women which highlights the challenges facing women in low-wage jobs, even if that wasn’t her intent.
In his State of the Union Address, President Obama said, “We know our economy is stronger when wives, mothers and daughters can live their lives free from discrimination in the …
Hardworking men and women are entitled to fair wages and are entitled to not live in poverty; are entitled to support and feed their families because of their hard work; are entitled to the opportunity to earn sick leave to keep their jobs (which 40 million employed Americans are denied).
This spring marks the 25th anniversary of 9to5’s hard work and Governor Tommy Thompson’s signing of one of the most generous family leave laws in the country.
Check out the interview 9to5 Colorado Member De Ana Jimenez did with FOX 31 Denver about her past experience of being denied a job due to her poor credit report because of her children’s medical bills.
“In these tough economic times, common sense policies like increasing the minimum wage are crucial for working families struggling to support their families and build a better future,” said Linda Meric, national executive director of 9to5. “The middle class is what drives our economy. We can’t prosper as a nation unless today’s jobs and tomorrow’s jobs provide fair, decent wages.”
9to5 is getting ready to Spring into Action with a door to door canvass! We will be spreading the word on how important it is to strengthen the WI Family Medical Leave Act.
Join us in celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Wisconsin Family Medical Leave Act with a kid-lead round table and press conference. Hope you can join us for this important event.
The sexual harassment at my work place was widespread and made the female workers feel unsafe. 9to5 walked me through the process of reporting the abuse and trying to make the workplace a healthier environment for everybody