Tags » Working Families

Guest column: Lack of child care is hurting families and businesses

Central Oregon’s child care shortage means lost opportunities for families, employers and our economy. Employers are scrambling for talent and thousands of employees have limited availability, or out of the market because they can’t find quality child care. 32 more words

Bend Bulletin

Mayor Buttigieg talks child care & paid leave on campaign trail

Just two days after South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg made his official campaign announcement, our coalition members caught up with him in Fort Dodge, Iowa to talk about child care and other issues affecting children and families. 118 more words


Oregon's working poor need help

State lawmakers need to enact policies that boost the take-home pay of low-income working families.

For Oregon families living in poverty, work is the rule, not the exception. 57 more words

Guest Opinion

Sen. Gillibrand talks Paid Leave in First Iowa Campaign Visit

Three days into her official presidential campaign, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) made an appearance at a town hall in Iowa and answered questions about paid family leave and early childhood education. 92 more words

Working Families

Bill would boost tax credit for working families

As Oregon lawmakers consider increasing the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a new national report examines how state EITCs reduce economic hardship for working families and children, while boosting the nation’s future economic prospects. 14 more words

Oregon Legislature

Data reveals parents 'failing to make use of Tax-Free Childcare'

According to data published by the government, its Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) scheme ‘has not had the uptake expected’, with only 22% of eligible families making use of it. 242 more words


Job Creation Is The Real Key To Helping Working Families

By Carrie Lukas

President Obama dreams of an American economy in which all workers have ample paid leave benefits, maximum flexibility, and, of course, receive more than a living wage. 881 more words