First there was Black Friday. Then came Cyber Monday. Both designed to kick off a season of, well, spending. But wait! Isn’t is supposed to be the season of sharing? We think so. And there’s a new way to kick off your Season of Sharing: Giving Tuesday! This year Family Forward Oregon is participating in […]
On January 1, 2014, the City of Portland’s new paid sick days ordinance goes into effect. What does that mean to people working in Portland? This FAQ will help you know your rights under the law.
Oregonian editorial board member Susan Nielsen attended our workshop on creating a flexible workplace in Portland on October 16th, where she heard from the experts. Our “local experts” panel included Katrina Yuen of FMYI, Joni George of Climax Portland Machining & Welding Systems, Diane Boly of Boly:Welch, and Kristi Manseth of the Center for Work-Family Stress, […]
Portland-based Coalition for a Livable Future’s annual Regional Livability Summit 2013 is coming up on Friday, October 11th in Portland — and we’re presenting!
This year’s theme is Equity in Action: Map to a Healthy Future. FFO Executive Director Andrea Paluso will talk about the importance of paid sick days for a healthy economy and workforce in Portland and beyond, and FFO Deputy Director Sharon Bernstein will talk about the role workplace flexibility plays in workplace performance and employee wellness.
We couldn’t be more pleased to be honored this year by the Northwest Workers’ Justice Project for our work on behalf of workers. Their mission is to improve enforcement of the workplace and organizing rights of low-wage, contingent, and immigrant workers in the Northwest, and especially in metropolitan Portland.
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Check out all of the parents, employers and policy-makers who are creating the kind of change needed in today's economy, for today's families.Photo Gallery | Mother’s Day of Action
On May 8, 2013 a group of Oregon mothers – and others! – gathered in our state capitol in Salem to deliver flowers and Mother’s day cards to all 90 of our state legislators and the Governor. Why? Because that’s what we get every year on Mother’s Day — yet we need far more than flowers to survive and thrive as mothers (click here to see an online version of the card we delivered and here for a fact sheet that spells out what moms need and why we need it). Here are some great pics of our first (and very floral) Mother’s Day of Action: