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November 3, 2014

FFO Wins OPHA’s 2014 “Policy Champion” Award

We’re very proud to win this award presented by the Oregon Public Health Association this fall. The award is for “a person or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to advancing public health policy in Oregon.” While we are thrilled to accept, we want to also recognize, in turn, the many partners in our sick days coalition who were right there by our side. We couldn’t have accomplished what we did without them.

October 31, 2014

Women’s Economic Security Forum with Leader Nancy Pelosi

On Saturday, September 27, 2014, Family Forward Oregon hosted House Leader Nancy Pelosi, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), Oregon Senate Majority Leader Diane Rosenbaum (District 21), and state Representatives Jessica Vega Pederson (District 47) and Jennifer Williamson (District 36) at a women’s economic forum to discuss the importance of workplace policies that make it possible for women to […]

August 22, 2014

Meet Ashnie, FFO Outreach Coordinator

We couldn’t be more pleased to introduce you to the newest member of the Family Forward team, Ashnie Butler.  Ashnie is stepping into a new, but very needed role with us: Outreach Coordinator. What does an Outreach Coordinator do, you ask?  In our case, something incredibly important: reaching out to and connecting with Oregonians (like you!) […]

July 29, 2014

Eugene says YES to paid sick days!

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.

July 10, 2014

Great Ideas @ Work | Newsletter for Employers | Summer 2014

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.

June 25, 2014

White House Summit on Working Families | June 23, 2014

On June 23, 2014, the White House Council on Women and Girls, the Department of Labor (DOL), and the Center for American Progress (CAP) will hosted a Summit on Working Families to focus on creating a 21st century workplace that works for all Americans. Workplaces that make full use of the talented pool of American workers are essential – to a thriving and healthy economy, to enable businesses to stay competitive in today’s global economy, and to help all workers ensure the economic stability of their families.

June 11, 2014

Briefing: Women’s Economic Agenda

On June 23, 2014, the White House Council on Women and Girls, the Department of Labor (DOL), and the Center for American Progress (CAP) will host a Summit on Working Families to focus on creating a 21st century workplace that works for all Americans. You’re invited to join us in Portland on June 11, 2014 to learn about new polling and these issues and the local, state and national efforts to improve our work-family policies. RSVP to andrea@familyforwardoregon.org.

Because when women succeed, America succeeds!

May 16, 2014

Get Trained to Volunteer with FFO!

Announcing: An opportunity to get more involved with our work at Family Forward Oregon! We’re hosting a volunteer training later this month and want you to be there. We’re looking for volunteers to help us with a range of jobs, including outreach, advocacy, and more. It’s a great way to get off the sidelines – and we really hope you can make it.

April 7, 2014

10 Things to Know About Equal Pay

As Equal Pay Day approaches (the day this year when women have finally earned what their male counterpart earned last year), the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) put together this great top-10 list of facts to know about equal pay in Oregon.  See all 10 here.

April 4, 2014

What is a flexible workplace, exactly?

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about flexible workplaces.  But what is a flexible workplace, exactly?  And why should we care?  Find out here.

April 4, 2014

Making Childcare More Affordable

We spoke up in Salem for more affordable childcare this year — and we got it!

And it’s just the beginning of what we have in mind for creating a childcare system that actually works for the people who need childcare (parents!) and the people who provide it (childcare workers!).  And yes, the children who attend it.