There is so much good thinking and writing on the issues we work on these days! So every month we compile some of the best that cover a variety of issues. Something for everyone! We hope at least one of these articles speaks to you – but hey, we wouldn’t be surprised if you’re compelled […]
On Thursday, January 7th Family Forward Oregon joined with community and labor groups from across Oregon to launch Fair Shot for All, a new coalition that is supporting solutions to create economic opportunity for Oregon’s working families. As the state’s economy begins to rebound from the recession, flawed economic policies are leaving Oregon’s working families behind and creating a financial crisis for taxpayers.
It’s time to un-stack the deck so everyone has an opportunity to succeed. The people of Oregon need policies that fix our broken economy and give all of us a fair shot.
Welcome to our Fall 2014 Great Ideas @ Work Newsletter! From our national partners to our local colleagues, there is lots to share and learn about workplace flexibility right now. Enjoy — and pass on to your friends and co-workers! When Work Works Award Celebration | Together we honored this year’s 18 winners, shared inspiring […]
Now that we know we have some family-friendlier faces in our state legislature (which is excellent, excellent news), we’re looking ahead to the 2015 legislative session where we have the opportunity to partner with our legislators to pass some strong, family-friendly policies. Policies Oregon families desperately need – like paid sick time, equal pay for equal work for women and mothers and people of color, and a more secure retirement (especially for women who retire poorer than men).
But before we jump all the way into 2015, we want to share some recent wins and a few fun events we have planned between now and year’s end. Read our full Fall 2014 Newsletter here: http://www.familyforwardoregon.org/2014/11/our-newsletter-fall-2014/
One of our favorite ways to create a public conversation around the policy issues we care about and work to solve is to gather some folks together and watch a movie – especially one followed by an interesting panel discussion.
Which is why we’re so thrilled that a local partner, the Health Equity Circle @ OHSU, is hosting a screening of a new documentary series called The Raising of America. Click here for details: http://www.familyforwardoregon.org/2014/11/join-us-watch-the-raising-of-america/
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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 | Paid Sick Days for Portland
On March 13, 2013, the Portland City Council voted unanimously to allow all people working in Portland to earn sick time while they work (effective January, 2014). Here are some of the many, many people who made this step forward a reality.