For years, corporations questioned America’s lack of family-friendly policies, while legislators on Capitol Hill believed American business had no interest in social policy. Then, in a joint business-Congressional meeting in 2001, Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle challenged social-minded companies to form a coalition that would communicate the corporate viewpoint on issues related to America’s working families.
Corporate Voices for Working Families, the leading national business membership organization representing the private voice in the dialogue on public policy issues related to working families, was created to meet this challenge.
With an initial grant from the J.W. Marriott Foundation and together with several other founding companies, Donna Klein answered the challenge and founded Corporate Voices for Working Families. For over seven years, Corporate Voices for Working Families has been the only non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)3 organization facilitating research and providing solutions to legislators and business on issues important to America’s children and families including: Workforce Readiness, Family Economic Stability, Workplace Flexibility, and Mature Workers.
Corporate Voices companies understand successful employee policies and programs have a measurable return on investment and a positive impact on the business bottom line, while improving the lives of their employees. But no one company can provide all that their employees, and their employees’ families, need. That’s why CVWF acts as the bridge between our 50 partner companies and policymakers to bring the decades of experience in meeting the needs of the working families they employ to local, state, and federal policy makers.
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We look forward to making you a part of the Corporate Voices for Working Families discourse on working families.