We’ve long been aware of the disparities in access to paid sick days in this country. This week, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) released a new analysis that provides a clear and up-to-date picture of just how stark the differences are — across ethnicity, occupation, wages and hours worked. The findings confirm that a national paid sick days standard is badly needed.
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.
Less than two months into the year, remarkable support for and momentum around paid sick days policies are building from coast to coast.
On February 4, dozens of allies met on the steps of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) in Baton Rouge to do something that we rarely get to do on the harsh battlefield of reproductive justice work in Louisiana – celebrate a victory.
Shopping for insurance through your state marketplace? These four questions will help you pick a plan.
Being a working parent is hard. Just last week, my son was in tears as I left at dawn for an overnight trip.
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.
On January 15th, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in McCullen v. Coakley, a case challenging the Massachusetts Buffer Zone Law.
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.
CareerBuilder has identified seven employer trends that job seekers should keep in mind this year. The top trends create even more urgency for national workplace standards.
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.
We can – and will – continue to make progress toward a more fair and family friendly nation by winning the fight for policies like the FAMILY Act. But it’s going to take hard work. And we must all become advocates.
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.
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