There is a reason many of us bristle at the thought of what the nation's workplaces were like for women during the Mad Men era: the almost universal recognition that it was a time when sexism was rampant, when women were routinely devalued, disrespected and blatantly discriminated against.
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.
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.
President Obama's State of the Union address was a compelling call for a more fair and family friendly nation.
New Jersey became a little more family friendly last week.
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.
Across the country, eight million lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers put in the same hours and make the same contributions as their co-workers, yet no federal law protects them from unequal, harmful treatment.
Today, in a tremendous victory for home care workers, fair pay, quality care and the nation, the Labor Department issued regulations that will extend federal minimum wage and overtime protections to home care workers.
It has been 93 years since women gained the right to vote. A lot has changed in those years.
On August 28, 1963, hundreds of thousands of men and women came together in Washington, D.C., for the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Fifty years later, the march continues.
In June, the US Supreme Court dealt a stunning blow to workers' rights in Vance v. Ball State University, a case that could have a chilling impact on victims of harassment and America's civil rights laws.
People across the country experience the challenges that come from our nation’s outdated workplace policies. But the strain between responsibilities at home and on the job is especially acute when a baby is born or a new child arrives.
People across the country are rallying in their communities and online today to mark the four-year anniversary of the last federal minimum wage increase, and to call on Congress to prioritize passage of a measure that would help bring it up-to-date.
It’s no surprise anymore that women are essential engines in our national and family economies. Women are nearly half of the workforce, breadwinners in two-thirds of households, and primary breadwinners in 40 percent of households with children. Women and families across the country know this reality well.
Seventy-five years ago last week, the nation celebrated a major victory for women and families when the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) became law.
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a historic victory for same-sex couples and our nation’s promise of equal protection under the law.
From Connecticut to Oregon to Hawaii, lawmakers in states across the country are stepping up to pass proposals that increase working families’ ability to be responsible employees and family members without sacrificing their financial stability.
1963 was a year of great change for our country. Martin Luther King, Jr., said the words “I Have A Dream,” President John F. Kennedy and civil rights activist Medgar Evers were assassinated, Betty Friedan’s Feminine Mystique first hit bookstore shelves and the Equal Pay Act was signed into law.
Monday marks the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act — a 1963 law aimed at closing the gap between the wages of men and women. But, despite this landmark law, a significant gender-based wage gap persists.
At the National Partnership, we have been working for more than 40 years to make the country’s workplaces more fair and family friendly. That’s why we were proud to partner with a strong coalition of policy experts, business advocates and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organizations today to release A Broken Bargain: Discrimination, Fewer Benefits and More Taxes for LGBT Workers.
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