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Sarah Crawford, Director of Workplace Fairness

From the desk of ... Sarah Crawford

Home Care Workers Deserve Minimum Wage and Overtime Protections

March 1, 2012 | Workplace Fairness
Every day, nearly three million home care workers in the United States help the elderly and people with disabilities get the daily assistance they need.

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From the desk of ... Eva Powell, Health IT

How do Consumers View Health IT?

We are so excited to be able to share with you the results of an unprecedented study, commissioned to examine consumer views on health IT!

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Judith L. Lichtman, Senior Advisor

From the desk of ... Judith L. Lichtman

Time for Concrete Action to Stop Discrimination Against Pregnant Women and Caregivers

February 15, 2012 | Workplace Fairness
Today, I was honored to join a distinguished group of scholars, advocates, government officials, and legal and policy experts to discuss an issue of critical importance to working women and families in this country: discrimination based on pregnancy and caregiving.

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From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

Widespread Inequality in the Restaurant Industry Means Hardship for Women Workers

February 13, 2012 | Work and Family | Workplace Fairness
There are more than 10 million restaurant workers in the United States. The majority are women. These are the hosts and hostesses who greet us, the waiters and waitresses who serve us, the bartenders who fill our drink orders, the attendants and dishwashers who clean up after us, set up our tables, and more.

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From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness, Repro Health Watch

Through the Looking Glass on Contraceptive Coverage

February 6, 2012 | Reproductive Health
We've said it before and we'll say it again: Birth control is basic health care for women.

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Vicki Shabo, Director of Work and Family Programs

From the desk of ... Vicki Shabo

19 Years

February 5, 2012 | Work and Family
That's how long it's been since the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was signed into law.

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Vicki Shabo, Director of Work and Family Programs

From the desk of ... Vicki Shabo

Legislation America Needs

February 3, 2012 | Work and Family
On Wednesday morning, at an event sponsored by the Center for American Progress, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) described for the first time sweeping new legislation that he plans to introduce this spring: the Rebuild America Act.

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From the desk of ... Eva Powell, Health IT

Consumer Advocates Connect on Inaugural Webinar

We had a fabulous inaugural conversation for state-based consumer advocates working on health IT implementation this week!

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