Incredible public hearing on paid sick time!

What an amazing public hearing Monday night in the state capitol to support a statewide paid sick time law! Oregonians showed up in force (several hundred folks filling five hearing rooms and the hallway!). We heard testimony from workers, employers, public health experts, community members, kids, local government officials, and more. And, of course, our… Read more »

Join Us! Paid Sick Time Hearing on 2.16.15

A week from today – February 16th — is a big day for making Oregon a better, more economically secure place for families. The night of February 16th, there is a very important hearing in our state legislature about paid sick time. And we want YOU to be there.

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,… Read more »

Fall 2014 Newsletter

Now that we know we have some family-friendlier faces in our state legislature (which is excellent, excellent news), we’re looking ahead to the 2015 legislative session where we have the opportunity to partner with our legislators to pass some strong, family-friendly policies. Policies Oregon families desperately need – like paid sick time, equal pay for equal… Read more »

Our Newsletter | Fall 2014

Now that we know we have some family-friendlier faces in our state legislature (which is excellent, excellent news), we’re looking ahead to the 2015 legislative session where we have the opportunity to partner with our legislators to pass some strong, family-friendly policies. Policies Oregon families desperately need – like paid sick time, equal pay for equal… Read more »

Our Newsletter | Summer 2014

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 summer we’ve… Read more »

Our Newsletter | Fall 2013

The kids are back in school, there’s plenty of rain, and Halloween costume ideas are being hatched.  It must be fall!  The team at Family Forward has been busy (as usual) since we sent you our Summer Newsletter in June! Here’s what you’ll discover in the Fall 2013 edition: Fall Events | Workplace Flexibility Award… Read more »

Our Newsletter | Summer 2013

May was another action-packed month at Family Forward Oregon.  If you weren’t able to join us in Salem for our first Mother’s Day of Action on the 8th, we hope you’ll take a moment to check out our online photo album.  We had a great group of folks deliver a flower and a Mother’s Day… Read more »

Our Newsletter | Spring 2013

So much is happening at Family Forward Oregon and across the United States when it comes to creating the change we seek in our country around work, family and caregiving.  This month we highlight for you what we think is most interesting and important in our work right now. We hope that you enjoy it,… Read more »