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No Summer Break for Working Parents

Susan Nielsen of The Oregonian is right to point out the summer conundrum that working American parents face every year when trying to responsibly provide and care for their children ("After hunt for summer child care, I need a vacation," April 8, 2013). She quotes Nancy Hauth, who oversees after-school care and other programs for Portland Public Schools: "Parents do keep working during the summer. It's frustrating that we haven't figured this out."

Earned Sick Time for ALL Oregonians!

People who work in Portland will being earning sick time in January, 2014, thanks to an ordinance passed by the Portland City Council on March 13, 2013.  And while that will directly assist about 260,000 Portland workers who don't currently earn any paid sick time while they work, it doesn't help the other 320,000 Oregonians who work outside of Portland who won't be covered by this new Portland policy.  But it doesn't have to be that way.

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