March 25, 2015

You’re Invited! Equal Pay Day (Un)Happy Hour

We’re very unhappy about the persistent wage gap that underpays so many Oregon women – especially mothers and women of color who experience the widest wage gaps of all. Which is why we’re inviting you to an (UN)Happy Hour on Equal Pay Day which, in 2015, falls on April 14th in Eugene ( and Portland ( Join us!

March 18, 2015

We’re Standing Up for a Fair Shot for All!

What a day!  There were eight rallies around the state asking our lawmakers to pass (long overdue) laws that will give every Oregonian a Fair Shot at economic opportunity, security, and success. Take a look at some of the people and messages from this powerful and empowering day of action!

March 17, 2015

Unfair Scheduling: Tell Us About It

We’ve become increasingly alarmed by some of the scheduling practices used in the retail and service sectors — and we’re working to change them in Oregon. Can you help us today by: Sharing your own experiences with “just-in-time” and other unpredictable scheduling practices, and Inviting your friends and family who experience these practices to share […]

March 11, 2015

Ban the Box, Portland!

On March 11, 2015, our Executive Director Andrea Paluso testified in favor of “banning the box” in the City of Portland.  Here is here testimony: We cannot build a sustainable economy or community when we functionally exclude thousands of applicants from accessing employment, as our current system does. People who have been a part of […]

March 4, 2015

Our 2015 Legislative Agenda

We see an Oregon where all women and families are economically secure & caregiving isn’t a barrier to financial stability. And we’re excited for the opportunities in 2015 to move Oregon forward to work better for all Oregon families, however they are configured. These are the bills we are supporting during the current legislative session to […]

February 13, 2015

Must Reads | February 2015

There is so much good thinking and writing on the issues we work on these days!  So every month we compile some of the best that cover a variety of issues.  Something for everyone! We hope at least one of these articles speaks to you – but hey, we wouldn’t be surprised if you’re compelled […]

January 9, 2015

Announcing: Fair Shot for ALL Coalition!

On Thursday, January 7th Family Forward Oregon joined with community and labor groups from across Oregon to launch Fair Shot for All, a new coalition that is supporting solutions to create economic opportunity for Oregon’s working families. As the state’s economy begins to rebound from the recession, flawed economic policies are leaving Oregon’s working families behind and creating a financial crisis for taxpayers.

It’s time to un-stack the deck so everyone has an opportunity to succeed. The people of Oregon need policies that fix our broken economy and give all of us a fair shot.

December 18, 2014

Great Ideas @ Work | Newsletter for Employers | Fall 2014

Welcome to our Fall 2014 Great Ideas @ Work Newsletter!  From our national partners to our local colleagues, there is lots to share and learn about workplace flexibility right now.  Enjoy — and pass on to your friends and co-workers! When Work Works Award Celebration | Together we honored this year’s 18 winners, shared inspiring […]

November 18, 2014

Member “Must Reads” for November 2014

As a member of Family Forward Action, we know you’re as wound up about the need for better work-family policies – and the culture change that must come with it – as we are.

Which is why we are posting this first monthly “must-read” group of articles just for members. There is so much good thinking and writing on the issues we work on these days that it’s a shame not to share it with the very people we know will enjoy it most. Plus, we think humor is an incredible messenger, so be prepared to laugh!

November 4, 2014

Join Us for a Film Screening in Pdx | “The Raising of America”

One of our favorite ways to create a public conversation around the policy issues we care about and work to solve is to gather some folks together and watch a movie – especially one followed by an interesting panel discussion.

Which is why we’re so thrilled that a local partner, the Health Equity Circle @ OHSU, is hosting a screening of a new documentary series called The Raising of America. Click here for details: