ADVISORY: White House, Department of Labor and Center for American Progress to Hold Regional Forum on Working Families in Chicago

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Contact: Madeline Meth
Phone: 202.741.6277

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

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.



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

Media interested in attending the event or obtaining interviews should contact Madeline Meth at 202.741.6277 or by email at


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