On Sept. 16, America celebrated "Working Parents Day" nationwide. When it comes to working parents and child care, our union is working hard to change the often-expressed sentiment that "child care is too expensive" to "wages are too low for working families to afford child care."
State child care agency head Megan Irwin said just that during a Sept. 15 appearance on OPB Radio's "Think Out Loud" talk show. The show devoted about 25 minutes to the general topic of child care in Oregon. Council 75 Political Coordinator Eva Rippeteau, who covers child care issues at the Legislature, conferred with Irwin on messaging for the program.
OPB is interested in having a Local 132 provider as guest in the future as a follow-up; we will be sure to let you know when that happens!
Listen to the "Think Out Loud" child care segment here.