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Rachel Lyons, Work and Family Government Affairs Manager

Dispatch from Denver: We’re on TV!

October 18, 2011

Hello again! I wanted to send a quick note to let you know that the Campaign for a Healthy Denver is on TV!

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Rachel Lyons, Work and Family Government Affairs Manager

Dispatch from Denver: Eddy and Maria

October 18, 2011

Over the weekend, Sara and I delivered lawn signs to nearly every corner of Denver.

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Sara Sloyer, Work/Family and Fairness Program Assistant

Dispatch from Denver: Phonebanking

October 18, 2011

In a place this picturesque, it is hard to believe that some working families are facing grim challenges every day because they don’t have basic paid sick days.

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Rachel Lyons, Work and Family Government Affairs Manager

Dispatch from Denver: Krista’s Story

October 17, 2011

Hello from the Mile High City! This is Rachel Lyons, work and family government affairs manager at the National Partnership, reporting live from Denver — home of the Broncos, the unsinkable Molly Brown and, hopefully, the fourth citywide paid sick days law.

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Sara Sloyer, Work/Family and Fairness Program Assistant

Dispatch from Denver: “Sick Rick”

October 14, 2011

Hello, PaidSickDays.org! I’m Sara, an intern at the National Partnership for Women & Families and a proud volunteer with the Campaign for a Healthy Denver.

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National Partnership Staff

From the desk of ... National Partnership Staff

Dispatches from Denver

October 13, 2011 | Work and Family > Paid Sick Days

This year, we have achieved significant victories in our work to ensure more working people have the right to earn paid sick days.

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From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

Realizing the Full Potential of Health Reform

When it passed, we recognized the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as the greatest advance for women's health in a generation.

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From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

On the Right Track: Institute of Medicine's Essential Benefits Report

October 7, 2011 | Health Care | Reproductive Health
America's women and families want and need confidence that when they buy health insurance, it will cover comprehensive benefits that meet their needs. Thanks to health reform, we may soon get that.

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Sarah Crawford, Director of Workplace Fairness

From the desk of ... Sarah Crawford

State Workers Deserve FMLA Protections

September 29, 2011 | Work and Family | Workplace Fairness
This term, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Daniel Coleman v. Maryland Court of Appeals - a case that could erode the right of millions of women and men to work free from discrimination and to take job-protected, unpaid leave for serious medical conditions.

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From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

America's Working Parents Deserve Paid Leave - Take Action Today!

September 26, 2011 | Work and Family
The arrival of a new child should be a time of pure celebration. Sadly, for millions of working parents without paid leave in this country, the joyous occasion can be short-lived.

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Judith L. Lichtman, Senior Advisor

From the desk of ... Judith L. Lichtman

Remembering a Major Step toward Equality in the Courts

September 25, 2011 | Judges and Supreme Court
Thirty years ago today, women and girls in every corner of the country watched with pride as Sandra Day O'Connor raised her right hand, took an oath and became the first woman justice on the Supreme Court.

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Vicki Shabo, Vice President

It’s Official – Seattle Will Guarantee Paid Sick Days!

September 23, 2011

With the stroke of a pen today, Mayor Mike McGinn secured a groundbreaking victory for the people of Seattle.

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Christine Bechtel, Vice President

From the desk of ... Christine Bechtel, Health IT

In the Works: New Patient Rights

Patients and families may soon have a great opportunity to have more control over - and make improvements in - the health care they receive.

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Vicki Shabo, Vice President

Contagion: Not Just a Movie

September 12, 2011

On the heels of the release of the new blockbuster Contagion — a frightening film about a global flu pandemic — our coalition partner Family Values @ Work has compiled real-life stories about how the flu and other illnesses can spread, particularly when more than 44 million workers in the United States have no paid sick days to use when they become ill or injured.

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Vicki Shabo, Vice President

Victory in Seattle!

September 12, 2011 | Work and Family

It is an exciting day for Seattle workers.

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Vicki Shabo, Vice President

Paid Sick Days Vital for Grandparents

September 11, 2011

Grandparents provide a critical support system for families — especially in tough times. As caregivers and workers, they are the glue that holds many families together.

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From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

Fair Pay: What a Difference a Union Makes

September 2, 2011 | Workplace Fairness
On Monday, the country will celebrate Labor Day - a national holiday established to honor the strength of America's workers and its unions. All workers who are in unions benefit from higher wages, better benefits, retirement security and more - but the union difference for today's women is especially striking, particularly when it comes to fair pay.

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Vicki Shabo, Vice President

From the desk of ... Vicki Shabo

Connecticut Poll: Paid Sick Days are a Voting Issue

Connecticut recently became the first state to pass a law offering many workers the right to earn paid sick days.

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Sarah Crawford, Director of Workplace Fairness

From the desk of ... Sarah Crawford

The Supreme Court's one-two punch: Class actions in the wake of Wal-Mart v. Dukes and AT&T v. Concepcion

With the recent decisions in Wal-Mart v. Dukes and AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, the Supreme Court weakened the ability of individuals to band together in class action lawsuits to challenge corporate misconduct.

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From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

Keeping the Dream of Full Equality Alive

August 26, 2011 | Workplace Fairness
It's Women's Equality Day - a commemoration of the 19th Amendment and women's steady march toward equality, a tribute to how far we have come, and a reminder of the work still to do.

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