On April 11, 2016 the Oregon Center for Public Policy released a report about the persistent gender wage gap in Oregon and how to close it, “Women Still Paid Less That Men: Oregon’s Gender Pay Gap.” Like the rest of the nation, Oregon has a gender pay gap: the typical woman in Oregon earns about 82 […]
On April 6, 2016 the Economic Policy Institute, a non-partisan think tank based in Washington, DC, released a new report, “It’s time for an ambitious national investment in America’s children.” This report reviews the evidence on why a major investment in America’s children is a promising economic strategy that can provide substantial social benefits—and that would more […]
BREAKING NEWS from Salem today: the House of Representatives voted yes on SB 1532 to raise Oregon’s minimum wage! This is huge news — and we’re very excited to share it with you, our partners in change. And make no mistake: we didn’t get here by accident. We got here because people like you and […]
Familial status discrimination is employment discrimination against workers based on their off-duty family caregiving responsibilities. Pregnant women, mothers and fathers of young children, and employees with aging parents or sick spouses or partners may encounter family responsibilities discrimination. They may be rejected for hire, passed over for promotion, demoted, harassed, or terminated — despite good […]
Our terrific partners at the National Women’s Law Center just released this important and spot-on report, Set Up to Fail, about the incredible challenges low-wage parents face in trying to make ends meet in a way that doesn’t undermine their children’s chances for success. Every day, working parents in low-wage jobs are desperate to keep […]
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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: