We're hosting a “how to” workshop for On Rampers, including a panel discussion and two break-out sessions, one on resumé writing and one on interviewing skills. And some conversation about just getting started - which can feel like the hardest part! Plus coffee and connections with others, of course.
When Janet’s second baby was born she took a seven-week unpaid maternity leave made possible by the now 21-year-old Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Seven weeks. It’s all she could afford. Just the week before she returned to work Janet hemorrhaged due to a retained placenta and lost a third of her blood. She was weak and needed more time at home to recover, but she just couldn’t afford to be away from work any longer.
The third Shriver Report was just released by A Woman's Nation and the Center for American Progress on January 7, 2014. According to Ellen Bravo, our partner at Family Values @ Work, "What the Shriver Report makes clear is that both women and men are breadwinners and caregivers – and they need policies that allow them to succeed at both. Otherwise millions of families are just one illness or birth away from economic peril."
On Ramping Workshop | March 18th
March 18, 2014
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On March 13, 2013, the Portland City Council voted unanimously to allow all people working in Portland to earn sick time while they work (effective January, 2014). Here are some of the many, many people who made this step forward a reality.