For a country that claims to value families, the United States does little to show it when it comes to the workplace.
In good news for patients and families, the federal government recently took two important steps to increase transparency. These actions exemplify a changing health care culture that recognizes the need for openness.
At the National Partnership, we couldn’t be more inspired to make history on the issues of paramount importance to women and their families.
Budgets reflect priorities. Last week, House Budget Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the House Republican budget. If adopted, it would take health insurance away from millions of Americans, turn Medicaid into a block grant, and put seniors’ access to comprehensive Medicare coverage in jeopardy.
There is a reason many of us bristle at the thought of what the nation's workplaces were like for women during the Mad Men era: the almost universal recognition that it was a time when sexism was rampant, when women were routinely devalued, disrespected and blatantly discriminated against.
The ACA has already begun improving the lives of women and families across the country, but we still have work to do.
With demand on the rise for measures that will make our country more healthy, fair and family friendly, the National Partnership convened a special congressional briefing to discuss the policies women and families want this year.
While the ACA is, indeed, a health policy, it’s also a policy that offers badly needed support to working families.
One year ago, we recognized the historic 20th anniversary of the FMLA and called on lawmakers to prioritize family friendly workplace policies. Today, on the law’s 21st anniversary, we can point to considerable progress.
Following President Obama’s historic call for paid leave in the State of the Union, nearly 16,000 people joined a telephone town hall to discuss the need for a women’s economic agenda.
President Obama's State of the Union address was a compelling call for a more fair and family friendly nation.
Today, the Newark City Council built on the strong momentum we have seen around paid sick days already in 2014 by passing a paid sick days standard for New Jersey’s largest city.
New Jersey became a little more family friendly last week.
D.C. Mayor Gray signed a measure to expand the District’s paid sick days law to cover an additional 20,000 tipped restaurant and bar workers.
From paid sick days and paid leave victories to the introduction of the FAMILY Act, 2013 was a year of great progress for America’s working families. And 2014 is off to an equally strong and promising start.
While every family has unique health care needs, all women need a basic foundation of knowledge to help them pick the plan that’s best for them.
Tonight, the City Council in Newark, New Jersey, built on the great momentum we’ve seen around common sense paid sick days policies this year by passing its own standard.
It’s a good day for D.C. Today, the City Council voted unanimously to strengthen the District’s paid sick days law to cover more workers.
We have been proud to partner with Working Mother in recent years to galvanize support for a national paid leave program. Today, we celebrate a tremendous and exciting step forward in that effort.
Stephanie was the sole breadwinner for her family when her twins were born three months early and had to be hospitalized.
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