AAUW, with its nationwide network of approximately 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 branches, and 800 college and university partners, has been a leading advocate for equity and education for women and girls since 1881.
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New Leadership Oregon
Click on this link to get information about New Leadership Oregon, a program for college and university students: NEW Leadership
Paid Sick Leave Bill is Triumphant in Oregon Legislature
Good news from Oregon last week as the state legislature approved a bill that would provide five paid sick days per year to employees of companies with 10 or more workers. The decision made Oregon one of four states to have a statewide paid sick leave law, and helped the 71 percent of lower wage workers without paid sick leave. The bill was controversial, but the members of AAUW of Oregon were strong in supporting the bill as they sent action alerts to over 4,500 supporters in the state, encouraging them to contact senators and urging them to vote yes. Great job AAUW of Oregon!
This past week, domestic workers in the states of Oregon and Connecticut, gained strides with their own version of a Domestic Worker’s Bill of Rights . Oregon’s state bill allows for domestic workers to have three days off a year and overtime pay if working over 40 hours a week. The bill also includes breaks for meals and rest, amongst other protections against discrimination and harassment. Meanwhile, Connecticut altered their anti-discrimination and harassment statutes to include domestic workers, whom were previously left out. A task force in Connecticut is currently pushing for a full bill of rights which would entail provisions on parental leave, anti-trafficking measures, and other benefits.
AAUW of Oregon 2015 Convention
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At the Convention, AAUW of Oregon honored the first winner of the Breaking Barriers Achievement Award. Carrie Hull, of the Ashland Police Department, was nominated by the Ashland branch for her work with You Have Options. Carrie created this program to provide options for victims of sexual assault. More information is available on the Ashland PD website if you search for You Have Options.
AAUW National Convention
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Membership is open to all graduates who hold an associate or equivalent, a baccalaureate, or higher degree from a college or university on the AAUW list of qualified institutions. Student affiliate memberships are also available for those currently enrolled in a qualified institution of higher learning.
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