Rachel’s Story: As a single mother I was desperate to find a job to support myself and my daughter. I had been looking for months, applying everywhere I saw hiring. I had a long history of good, steady work experience before my divorce. When I finally received a call for an interview at a large […]
We are excited to announce the 2015-16 Oregon winners of the prestigious national When Work Works award for flexible employers! Please join us in congratulating these forward-thinking employers who know that making work work for their employees is good for everyone, including their bottom line, the communities where they operate, and our state’s economy! We […]
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 […]
We are thrilled that the Women’s Foundation of Oregon is hosting listening sessions in 12 Oregon cities this Spring as a way to find out from women and girls around the state what’s on their minds when it comes to being, well, women and girls in Oregon these days. We are hoping to hear from […]
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 […]
I am here today as a member of that community. As an activist. As a woman. As a mother.
It has not always been this way for me, but now I see the world through this lens. I see the mothers.
Whether you were able to join our call on December 4th about paid family + medical leave or not, we wanted to get some good resources on the topic into your hands. Please consider sharing the ones that really speak to you, because that’s how change happens: one personal conversation at a time. Happy reading, […]
Effective January 1, 2016, all City of Portland employees who have been employed by the City for at least six months will be eligible to take up to six weeks of fully paid parental leave when they welcome a new baby or child into their families (by birth, adoption, or foster care). The city’s policy […]