Obama Promoting Workplace Flexibility for Families

Published March 31, 2010

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will speak Wednesday at a White House forum aimed at finding ways to make the nation's workplaces more flexible for employees and their families.

Earlier this year, Obama laid out initiatives to help the middle class, including child care and elder care. The plan was created by his Middle Class Task Force, which is chaired by Vice President Joe Biden.

The president also will go to Andrews air base to announce that the government will allow oil drilling 50 miles off the Virginia coast.

Obama also will meet with the family of the late civil rights activist Cesar Chavez (SEE'-zur CHAH'-vehz) and leaders of Chavez's United Farm Workers and declare Wednesday Cesar Chavez Day.

 

Written by <P>The Associated Press</P>

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