Washington, D.C. – As part of a series of regional events to examine how 21st century workplaces can meet the needs of businesses and working families leading up to the White House Summit on Working Families in June, on Monday, April 28, the White House, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau and the Center for American Progress will host a Forum on Working Families in Chicago. White House officials Valerie Jarrett and Tina Tchen and Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden will participate, along with members of Congress, local officials, business leaders, and workers’ advocates.
The goal of the summit and the regional events is to examine innovative solutions for creating workplaces that provide hardworking Americans the opportunity to get ahead and ensure that America remains competitive on a global scale. The regional discussions will help inform the national summit on June 23 and will explore how all sectors can work together on key issues facing workers with families and the businesses that want to recruit and retain them. For more information, visit http://workingfamiliessummit.org/.
Monday’s event in Chicago is free and open to the public and the media. Attendees are invited to join the conversation on Twitter using #WorkingFamilies.
- White House Council on Women and Girls Chair Valerie Jarrett
- White Council on Women and Girls Executive Director Tina Tchen
- Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden
- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel
- U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)
- U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)
- U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau Director Latifa Lyles
Monday, April 28, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CDT
Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal Building
77 West Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, Illinois, 60604
Individuals interested in attending this free event should register at http://www.dol.gov/wb/workingfamilies/.
Media interested in attending the event or obtaining interviews should contact Madeline Meth at 202.741.6277 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.