National Partnership for Women & Families

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Vicki Shabo, Vice President

From the desk of ... Vicki Shabo

FMLA: After 17 Years, It's Time to Take the Next Step

February 5, 2010 | Work and Family
The Family and Medical Leave Act turns 17 today.

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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.

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From the desk of ... Jody Heymann

What Are Lawmakers Afraid Of?

November 17, 2009 | Work and Family

For decades, we've debated whether the United States can afford to provide more family-friendly workplace policies and protections, and whether doing so will increase unemployment and harm our economic competitiveness.

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From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

Huge Loss for the Nation

August 26, 2009 | Other | Health Care | Work and Family
When Senator Edward M. Kennedy lost his battle with cancer, our nation lost a real champion of justice and equality, a man who truly understood the struggles of families in the United States, and a passionate, effective and tireless advocate for women's and civil rights. At the National Partnership for Women & Families, we also lost a dear friend.

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Steffany Stern, Policy Analyst

From the desk of ... Steffany Stern

Start Spreading the News: Paid Sick Days Coming to NYC

Campaigns to make paid sick days a basic workplace standard have sprung up around the country—and now New York City is getting in on the action.

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