Another Win in Salem | Oregon Family Leave Act Improved

On May 28th the Oregon Senate voted 20 to 10 to pass HB 2600, a bill that will align the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) with FMLA’s continuation of group health insurance coverage when employees are out on leave. Without this added protection, it was possible that some employees could lose their health insurance coverage when […]

A Win in Salem | One step closer to equal pay

Today the Oregon Senate voted 17 to 13 in a nearly party line vote (Democratic Sen. Betsy Johnson voted against) to pass HB 2007, a bill intended to help close the wage gap for women and people of color in our state. Sponsored by Senator Diane Rosenbaum and Representatives Carla Piluso, Barbara Smith Warner, and […]

A gift mothers deserve: family-friendly policies

On Wednesday, May 13th this Guest Opinion piece ran in the Eugene Register Guard, penned by Family Forward’s Eugene staffer, Laurie Trieger: Another Mother’s Day has come and gone — a day that reminds us how good we are at saying we value mothers in this country, while leaving an incredible array of institutional barriers […]