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Karen Pesapane, Senior Development Associate

From the desk of ... Karen Pesapane

Does Your Child Care Center Provide Paid Sick Days?

September 28, 2009 | Work and Family > Paid Sick Days

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention keeps updating its guidelines to help child care and early childhood programs - - and all of us - - respond to influenza during the 2009-2010 flu season.

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Sharyn Tejani, Senior Policy Counsel

From the desk of ... Sharyn Tejani

No Progress on the Wage Gap...Again!

September 14, 2009 | Workplace Fairness

It is official. Women are still getting short-changed when it comes to our wages. Last week, the government released information on pay and gender.

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From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

President Obama has spoken. This is your moment!

September 11, 2009 | Health Care
President Obama delivered a powerful and passionate speech on health insurance reform.

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Lee Partridge, Senior Health Policy Advisor

From the desk of ... Lee Partridge

Virginia is for ... Moms-to-be: New On-Line Tool Helps Expecting Parents Choose Hospitals, Doctors

September 9, 2009 | Health Care
You're pregnant, your first language is Vietnamese, and you'd like to find an obstetrician who speaks your language. You had your first baby by emergency C-section, in another state, but you want to try to deliver the second vaginally, and you'd like to find a doctor who seems to use C-sections sparingly. Or you want very much to breastfeed your baby, and you'd like to deliver at a hospital with lactation consultants available.

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Rachna Choudhry, Policy Manager

From the desk of ... Rachna Choudhry

With H1N1 Spreading this Labor Day: We Need Paid Sick Days, Not Another iPhone App

September 4, 2009 | Work and Family > Paid Sick Days

As schools reopen and cooler, drier temperatures return here to Washington, D.C., the nation waits for the second wave of the H1N1 flu to hit us.

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