- House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Considers Legislation to Increase Flexibility and Supports for Working Families
WASHINGTON (June 25, 2007) – Corporate Voices for Working Families’ coalition member KPMG LLP testified on Thursday, June 21, before the House Committee on Education and Labor, Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, as it considers H.R. 2392 “The Balancing Act.” Barbara C Wankoff, Director of Workplace Solutions for KPMG LLP highlighted the work/life policies her firm uses to help employees juggle their professional and personal responsibilities.
- Statement by Corporate Voices for Working Families President and CEO, Donna Klein about Pew Research Study
WASHINGTON (June 25, 2007) – The Pew Research Center Study represents a victory for women in the workplace. First, the data represents a generational shift. The Generation X and Generation Y women are stating a preference for part time work over full time work. This seems to indicate that the daughters of the baby boomer women who entered the workforce in the late 70's weren't satisfied with the gains they saw their mothers make in the workplace in comparison to the tradeoffs they made at home and with their families.
WASHINGTON (March 21, 2007) -- Corporate Voices for Working Families, a Washington-DC based non-profit corporate membership organization, today posted the first edition of its Moms in Action blog to the Working Mother website. Moms in Action is a new blog on the MomBlog page of www.WorkingMother.com focused on informing readers about how to make their voices heard on issues that are important to working families.
WASHINGTON (March 19, 2007) -- Corporate Voices for Working Families and Working Mother Media today announced they will join forces to award U.S. Senators and members of the U.S. House of Representatives with the “Best of Congress” in recognition of their leadership in improving the quality of life for working families. The award will be given every two years beginning in September 2008 and the winning Members of Congress will be profiled in that month’s issue of Working Mother magazine.
Thirty-two major corporations employing 2.5 million in 50 states have created Corporate Voices for Working Families (www.cvworkingfamilies.org), a non-partisan corporate membership organization to inform public and private sector policy to support and strengthen American working families.
Corporate Voices members include Abbott Laboratories, Ceridian, CVS, Johnson and Johnson, Marriott International, Pfizer, Texas Instruments, and United Parcel Service.
(October 2, 2006) As the baby boom generation slowly exits the U.S. workplace, a new survey of leaders from a consortium of business research organizations finds the incoming generation sorely lacking in much needed workplace skills—both basic academic and more advanced “applied” skills, according to a report released today.
- Corporate Voices for Working Families Finds More Corporate Dollars Invested in After School Programs than Federal Funding
(May 16, 2006 – Washington, DC) Corporate Voices for Working Families today released the Corporate Voices After School White Paper that found the contributions of just eight American companies directly to local after school programs is more than 13 percent of the federal dollars that went directly to after school programs in 2005. The eight companies invested $136.6 million in 2005 with more than $1 billion invested over the last five years.
WHAT: Corporate Voices for Working Families will release key research findings on America’s low-wage workers, those who make less than $11 per hour and have a family income of $40,000 or less, entitled Struggling to Make Ends Meet: Low-Wage Work in America.
The survey, conducted by Hart Research and Wirthlin Worldwide, covers three topic areas: 1) problem of low-wage work in today’s American economy; 2) the financial conditions and concerns of low-wage workers and their families; and 3) possible policy remedies.
(Washington, DC, September 3, 2004) - Corporate Voices for Working Families today released key findings from qualitative and quantitative research on America’s workers who make less than $11 per hour and have a family income of $40,000 or less.
(August 23,2004, Washington, DC)–– Corporate Voices for Working Families today unveiled the framework for building quality after school systems in the United States that all young people have access to. Corporate Voices is calling on local, state and federal government entities, as well as private and non-profit sectors, to assess existing after school programs, consider philanthropic priorities, review policy proposals on 21st Century Community Learning Centers, and other programs, and formulate policy positions that provide more after school care to working families.