iOS app Android app

Working Families Summit

Michelle Obama Reveals The 'Worst Time' Of Her Motherhood

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents

At the first White House Working Families Summit on Monday, President Obama spoke about how he plans to improve the experience of U.S. working parents...

White House Summit on Working Families Marks a 'New Movement'

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business
Ellen Galinsky

In many ways the Summit, held on June 23rd, felt like a movement, a combination of a political pep rally and a church service with crowds of true believers jumping to their feet, calling out from the audience, and cheering.

Time for California to Set a Fair Standard for Minimum Wage Pay

Judy Patrick | Posted 06.24.2014 | Los Angeles
Judy Patrick

As of July 1, California's minimum wage will go from $8/hour to $9/hour. And by 2016, that wage will be $10. But here's the thing: inflation. AB 10 will never move families of three or four above the federal poverty line. We're going backwards. But we don't have to.

Rep. Wasserman Schultz: Parents Should Not Be Working Just To Finance Child Care

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents

Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) understands the challenges of a work-life balance first-hand. As a politician an...

White House Summit on Working Families Must Address Needs of Low-Wage Care Providers

Jodi M. Sturgeon | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Jodi M. Sturgeon

These workers provide the paid services that enable other women to continue to work with the peace of mind of knowing their family member is well cared for day in and day out.

Family-Friendly Workplace Policies Are Not Frills -- They're Basic Needs

Barack Obama | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Barack Obama

President Barack Obama blogs for HuffPost.

Driving Workplace Flexibility for All

Neera Tanden | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business
Neera Tanden

How can we build a 21st century workplace that supports thriving employees, growing businesses, and healthy economies all at once? At the heart of this conversation is workplace flexibility. In other words, how do we create a flexible and inclusive work environment that enables employees to meet their responsibilities both at work and at home?

Addressing the Needs of Working Families in Rural America

Krysta Harden | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics
Krysta Harden

I am proud to be from rural America, and I know that others feel the same sense of community that I do, but there are many challenges that rural residents face.

Beyond Summit, Sustained Focus Needed for Working Women and Families

Liz Shuler | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Liz Shuler

It's crucial that we help working families who are quickly falling further and further behind.

Anthony Foxx: Thoughts on Fatherhood in the 21st Century

Anthony Foxx | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Anthony Foxx

Growing up, if I wanted to play catch, I often had to play it alone. Sometimes I'd even aim at a tree for lack of person with a glove at the other end of the yard.

Working Families Summit Will Tackle Childcare, Paid Leave, Equal Pay

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Thomas E. Perez

Everything has changed in recent decades -- the economy, technology, cultural attitudes, the demographics of the workforce, the role of women in society and the structure of the American family. It's about time our laws caught up.

A 21st Century Workplace for Today's Working Families

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Valerie Jarrett

Our workplaces have yet to catch up by implementing policies which empower women, and provide flexibility for parents.