Amable Alvarez grew up in a poor, rural village in Spain. As a child, he never got the chance to attend school because his family couldn't afford to be without his help on the farm.
Today, women across the country still routinely face inequality at home, at work and throughout society. And too often, the issues we care most about seem not to matter.
Can you imagine not knowing from day to day or week to week whether you will be scheduled to work or what your paycheck will look like?
On Monday, hundreds of lawmakers, businesses, workers, advocates, administration officials and President Obama will gather for a historic White House Summit on Working Families in Washington, D.C.
Mother's Day is here. That means that if you're like many people, you've recently spent some time asking yourself what your mother (or the mothers in your life) need.
For a country that claims to value families, the United States does little to show it when it comes to the workplace.
Mother’s Day is this weekend. And at the National Partnership, we have joined with our allies, members of Congress and activists across the country to take a week-long look at what mothers truly need this year – beyond messages of gratitude.
At the National Partnership, we couldn’t be more inspired to make history on the issues of paramount importance to women and their families.
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.
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