National Partnership for Women & Families

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Portia Wu, Vice President

From the desk of ... Portia Wu

A First Family That Puts Families First!

April 1, 2010 | Work and Family

At night after the kids are in bed, most working couples have "kitchen table" talks. Who's going to meet with a teacher, or stay home with a sick child? Who can take mom to the doctor on Friday? Which bills can we pay this week?


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.


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 ... 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.


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.


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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