- Working Mother Media and Corporate Voices Honor Congressional Members Making a Difference for Working Families
WASHINGTON (Aug. 12, 2008) – Honoring leaders on Capitol Hill for improving the American quality of life through family-friendly work policies, Working Mother Media and Corporate Voices for Working Families are announcing the 24 recipients of the inaugural Best of Congress award.
New Orleans (July 14, 2008) – Corporate Voices for Working Families, a nonprofit corporate membership organization in Washington, D.C., that aims to improve the lives of working families and the competitiveness of American business, has issued a comprehensive position paper and statement of principles that spotlights workforce readiness challenges and solutions.
WASHINGTON (June 25, 2008) -- Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL) proposed legislation today to educate employees about the availability of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Under this proposal, employers would notify their employees that they may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit. The notification would occur annually on the employee’s W-2 form.
Washington (March 13) -- With the U.S. business community facing the growing problems of attracting and retaining qualified workers, flexible work strategies continue to provide a solution that benefits employees and contributes to long-term business success.
Still, while business executives say that they view flexibility as a strategic solution to workplace issues, they report that their companies in practice use flexible work strategies as a way to accommodate individuals on a case-by-case basis.
Washington, Feb. 26 — The following op-ed was issued today by Donna Klein, President and Founder of Corporate Voices for Working Families and Karen Pittman, Executive Director of the Forum for Youth Investment.
Twenty five years ago, the blue ribbon National Commission on Excellence in Education stunned the country by declaring:
- Corporate Voices for Working Families and Working Mother Media Receive Enthusiastic Response for Best of Congress Award
WASHINGTON (Feb. 25, 2008) -- Corporate Voices for Working Families and Working Mother Media have received 50 applications from U.S. Senators and members of the U.S. House of Representatives for the inaugural “Best of Congress” award. The award spotlights congressional excellence in supporting working families. Equally important, the award provides the opportunity to recognize individual members of Congress for their leadership in improving the quality of life for working families by partnering with business to create long-term solutions to work-life issues.
Washington, DC (Jan. 25)--The Bush Administration and members of Congress are now considering a package of tax rebates and business incentives to stimulate our economy. One goal is to get additional cash into the hands of working families and individuals as quickly as possible.
Well, there is one way to put money in the pockets of workers. But too many workers fail to take advantage of the benefit.
- Corporate Voices for Working Families Releases Employer Guide to Help Employees Take Advantage of Tax Credits
WASHINGTON (Jan. 29, 2008) -- Corporate Voices for Working Families, a nonprofit corporate membership organization in Washington, D.C., has released its 2007 Employer Guide: Educate Your Employees About the Benefits They’ve Earned. This is the fifth year that Corporate Voices has updated the Employer Guide and made it available to companies as a way to help low-wage employees take advantage of a host of federal benefits available to them. The guide provides detailed information about the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Medicaid and other federal benefits.
- Corporate Voices and Working Mother Media Will Spotlight Congressional Excellence in Supporting Working Families
WASHINGTON (Jan. 14, 2008) — Corporate Voices for Working Families and Working Mother Media will present U.S. Senators and members of the U.S. House of Representatives with the “Best of Congress” award, recognizing their leadership in improving the quality of life for working families by partnering with business to create long-term solutions to work-life issues. Winners will be profiled in the August/September 2008 issue of Working Mother Magazine.
(October 2, 2007) The most vital course of action currently needed on workforce readiness is for business, education and community groups to work together toward developing a shared sense of responsibility.
This conclusion is from a preliminary report from The Conference Board, Corporate Voices for Working Families, Partnership for 21st Century Skills, and the Society for Human Resource Management, based on a stakeholders meeting which focused on the problem of poor workforce readiness held last June in Washington, D.C.