Something BIG happened in Eugene last night, and we think you’ll be as elated as we are about it. After many months of discussion and community input, the Eugene City Council voted 5 to 3 to pass a paid sick days ordinance that will apply to every person who works in Eugene, starting July 1, 2015.
Welcome to our Summer 2014 Great Ideas @ Work Newsletter! From our national partners to our local colleagues, there is lots to share and learn about flexibility right now. Enjoy -- and pass on to your friends and co-workers! Happy Summer.
In addition to figuring out how to work and care for kids who are out of school for 12 weeks this summer (talk about a work-family conflict!), we have lots of plans in the next few months to keep moving Oregon forward towards the more family-friendly place we know it can be.
Already this month we’ve lamented an equal pay day for mothers (it took us till June 12th to catch up with fathers), celebrated father’s day (go dads!), and flown to our nation’s capital city to participate in the White House Summit on Working Families. Which was incredibly inspiring! So many people from all over the country talking about and working toward the same policy changes we are (paid sick time, equal pay for equal work, affordable childcare, paid family and medical leave).
We have a moment on our hands, to be sure, and it’s our job to make the most of it!
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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: