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Sharyn Tejani, Senior Policy Counsel

From the desk of ... Sharyn Tejani

Celebrating Ledbetter: End Pay Discrimination Against Women Now!

January 25, 2010 | Workplace Fairness

This week we celebrate the one-year anniversary of enactment of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act: a law that righted a terrible Supreme Court decision and set the stage for the next fair pay law we need -- the Paycheck Fairness Act.


First Lady Stresses Need for Work and Family Policies in U.S. Department of Labor Visit

January 19, 2010

In a recent speech before the staff of the U.S. Department of Labor, First Lady Michelle Obama emphasized the Obama administration’s support for the Healthy Families Act and other work and family policies.


Sabrina Corlette, Director of Health Policy Programs

From the desk of ... Sabrina Corlette

Are Workplace Wellness Programs Really as Innocuous as They Seem?

So, what's wrong with the workplace wellness programs included in the Senate's health care reform bill? That's a fair question, and one you may have asked yourself if you saw some of the recent coverage of the issue.


National Partnership Staff

From the desk of ... Kesia Brown, Repro Health Watch

Pregnancy Discrimination On Wisteria Lane!

January 10, 2010 | Work and Family | Workplace Fairness

If you haven't seen the latest episodes of Desperate Housewives, you have missed more than just the usual melodrama swirling around the residents of Wisteria Lane. A new storyline may be all-too-familiar to many viewers — a woman facing pregnancy discrimination on the job.


From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

Historic Milestone Reached! Bill Needs Improvement…

December 24, 2009 | Health Care | Reproductive Health
Today, the Senate took a historic step to fix our nation's broken health care system by passing comprehensive reform that will cover 31 million more people, prohibit insurance practices that undermine meaningful, affordable coverage, help contain costs, and put us on track to improve the quality and coordination of care.


Eleanor Allen, Grants Manager and Development Writer

From the desk of ... Eleanor Allen

Wal-Mart's Demerit Practice Makes Me Sick

December 16, 2009 | Work and Family > Paid Sick Days

Given the recent news about Wal-Mart's sick days practice, we all may want to think twice about shopping there this holiday season—which regrettably overlaps with cold and flu season.


New York City Rallies Behind Paid Sick Days

December 16, 2009

Since its launch just this summer, New York City’s campaign for paid sick days has quickly become one of the most-watched in the country.


From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

Health Care Reform Matters to Older Women

Let's be clear. As both caregivers and patients, women bear the brunt of shortcomings in our health care system - high costs, poor quality, and fragmented, uncoordinated care.


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