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HPWO Staff: August 4 - 8, 2014

Thu. July 31, 2014

Jim Reid is on the road this week. Click "Read More" to learn his activities.

Oregon Department of Forestry Fire Update - July 29, 2014

Wed. July 30, 2014

This is an Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) fire update for July 29, 2014.

Please see the following for large fires currently burning within the ODF's protection jurisdiction, status and other fire information.

Oregon Department of Forestry Fire Update - July 28, 2014

Wed. July 30, 2014

This is an Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) fire update for July 28, 2014.

Please see the following for large fires currently burning within the ODF's protection jurisdiction, status and other fire information.

Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Fire Update - July 26, 2014

Tue. July 29, 2014

This is an Oregon Department of Foresty (ODF) Fire Update for July 26, 2014. 

Please see the following for large fires currently burning within the ODF's protection jurisdiction, status and other fire information.

Women's Bureau is Working Better for You

Mon. July 28, 2014

The Women's Bureau has been performing research, initiating projects and working to educate the public about issues faced by working women today. They have compiled a new central comprehensive and searchable directory of Department of Labor resources, tools and publications of interest to women. Whether you're looking for a job, leaving one or want to know about your rights at your current job, the DOL Women's Bureau portal can point you in the right direction.

Check out their website

Union Advantage for Working Families

Mon. July 28, 2014

union advantageUnion membership benefits workers across all demographics, which improves the lives of working families across the nation. Most notably is raising the quality of life for working women -- better wages and benefits to improve their standard of living. In speaking about union benefits for women, Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez said, "Improving women's lives means ensuring they have a voice at work. For generations, union membership has been a ticket to the middle class for women across America. It's given them fail wages, benefits and flexibility they need to support their families - so they can put food on the dinner table and be at the dinner table as well."

Collective bargaining agreements contribute to equal pay for equal work. On average women in unions earn over $200 more in weekly median earnings then non-union women and have greater access to benefits to help balance work and family.

Download the union advantage flyer

Tentative Deal Reached on VA Reform

Mon. July 28, 2014

The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

Click here to read the complete Matthew Daly article or click Read More.