June 18, 2015

June Tele Town Hall | Focus on Fathers & Paid Family Leave

We know that the issues that affect Oregon parents are just as important to dads as they are Oregon moms. Dads do care work, are involved in their children’s lives and stay at home more than ever before — which is why it’s time to honor their involvement at home and in the growing movement for […]

June 18, 2015

Let’s Focus on Fathers!

The Boston College Center for Work and Family released its 2015 report about fathers, A Portrait of Todays’ Father, part of its multi-year “The New Dad” series. The conclusion resonates with us — it’s titled: Time for Dads to Speak Up: The lack of focus on the experiences of fathers over the years has often […]

June 17, 2015

Oregon Retirement Savings Bill heads to Governor’s desk!

Oregon Retirement Savings Bill heads to Governor Brown’s desk for signature  Oregon Legislature approves blueprint to create a retirement savings plan and make it available to working Oregonians in 2017 The Oregon Senate passed legislation Tuesday that will ensure every Oregonian has access to a safe, easy and effective way to save for retirement. The bill cleared […]

June 12, 2015

BREAKING: Paid Sick Days Wins in Oregon!

Oregon Becomes Fourth State in the Country With a Statewide Paid Sick Days Law Passed by the House today, SB 454 is good for Oregon families, good for business, and good for public health  The Oregon House today passed Senate Bill 454-B by a vote of 33 to 24. The legislation, co-sponsored by Senator Steiner […]

June 10, 2015

Sick Days Update: Oregon Senate Passes Bill, On to the House!

Oregon Senate Passes Sick Time Legislation, Bill Heads to House Floor SB 454 is good for good for Oregon families, good for business, and good for public health The Oregon Senate today passed Senate Bill 454-B, sending the paid sick time bill to the Oregon House of Representatives for approval. The legislation, co-sponsored by Senator Steiner […]

June 5, 2015

BREAKING: Sick Time Bill Advances in Oregon Legislature

Bill Ensuring All Working Oregonians Have Access to Sick Time Passes Ways and Means, Heads to Senate Floor SB 454 will promote public health and the economic security of Oregon families  The Joint Ways and Means Committee today passed Senate Bill 454, the paid sick time bill, on a party line vote. The proposed legislation, co-sponsored […]

June 5, 2015

What Are Your Six Words on Fatherhood?

What do YOU have to say about fatherhood — in 6 words?! FATHERHOOD.  In Six Words? Yes, that’s what we’re asking you. (< see, that was 6 words!) Here’s the deal: We’re partnering with Smith Magazine’s Six-Word Memoir project to gather thoughts on fatherhood from Oregon dads. Then we’re going to share them, in a variety […]

June 4, 2015

June 4 = Equal Pay Day for Mothers

Today is Equal Pay Day for mothers who work outside of the home—while women typically earn 78 cents to every dollar earned by men for full-time, year-round work, these women earn just 70 cents to every dollar earned by fathers who work outside of the home. This means that for mothers who work outside of […]

June 2, 2015

Raise Our Minimum Wage | Statewide Day of Action on Saturday, June 6

On Saturday, June 6, supporters will be gathering across the state to have conversations about why it’s so important that legislators commit to raising the wage for working families struggling to get by.  We’re working with the Fair Shot for All coalition to make this Day of Action a success — and we need your help! […]

May 29, 2015

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 […]

May 28, 2015

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 […]