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Washington State’s Working Families Score ‘Groundbreaking’ Paid Leave Victory - Rewire

“This is a truly groundbreaking victory for working families and a powerful model for the nation,” Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, which advocates for paid family and medical leave, said in a statement.

News Coverage | July 5, 2017 | Work and Family

Time or money? Bill could change overtime rules - NJ.com

Vicki Shabo, vice president for the National Partnership for Women & Families, said in a letter to The Hill, a U.S. political website, the measure would actually give workers less flexibility and take money from the hands of working people by giving them "a false and dangerous choice between overtime pay now and time off later."

News Coverage | July 2, 2017 | Work and Family

CBO Confirms: When It Comes to ‘Better Care,’ GOP Senators Don’t Count Reproductive Care - Rewire

“By gutting Medicaid, repealing significant insurance protections, defunding Planned Parenthood, and expanding harmful abortion coverage restrictions, it would devastate women and families," said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | June 26, 2017 | Health Care, Reproductive Health

The Senate's New Health Care Bill Makes It More Expensive to Be a Woman - TIME Money

According to Stephanie Glover, a senior health policy analyst at the National Partnership for Women & Families, waiving Essential Health Benefits is an "attack" on the guaranteed coverage of maternity care in the individual market. "Women need access to maternity coverage, it’s an essential part of their health care," says Glover.

News Coverage | June 23, 2017 | Health Care

Parental leaves are great, but what about aging-parent leaves? - Kansas City Star

“More than three in four people who take leave in this country do so to recover from serious illness or injuries, or to care for a seriously ill or injured parent, spouse, child or relative,” said National Partnership President Debra Ness.

News Coverage | June 22, 2017 | Work and Family

Real workers need a real paid leave solution - The Hill

"We are thrilled that the country has moved on to this new chapter in the national paid leave debate. Consensus about the problem creates a historic opportunity to advance solutions ... The country will benefit if this is the beginning of real dialogue among people and organizations that care about finding a real solution," write National Partnership President Debra Ness and Vice President Vicki Shabo.

News Coverage | June 14, 2017 | Work and Family

How to Fight For Paternity Leave When Your Company Doesn’t Offer It - Fatherly

“The best workplaces — like Deloitte — will ask their employees what their workforce needs to be happier and more productive,” says Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | June 12, 2017 | Work and Family

Hospitals Are Becoming The Biggest Risk Factor For Unnecessary C-Sections - Reports Healthcare

The report by Childbirth Connection also revealed a number of factors how a C-section can be harmful to the mother and ranked them on a scale from very small to very large.

News Coverage | June 9, 2017 | Maternity

Why does American work feel so bad? - USA Today

"You end up with this perfect storm where workplace and public policies are mismatched to what the workforce and families need," said Vicki Shabo, vice president at the non-partisan National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | June 4, 2017 | Work and Family

4 Organizations Doing Great Things for Mothers - Huffington Post

The [National Partnership] is a heavy lifter when it comes to campaigning for more substantial health care coverage including workplace benefits like paid sick leave, eliminating the gender pay gap and ending discrimination against pregnant women and new moms in the office.

News Coverage | June 1, 2017 | Health Care, Workplace Fairness, Work and Family

New law supports women with healthy pregnancies - Business Vermont

“When a pregnancy is relatively typical, uncomplicated, it’s difficult for employees to be granted simple requests such as more frequent bathroom breaks or to carry a water bottle,” said Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | May 26, 2017 | Workplace Fairness, Work and Family

Does Trump's Paid-Leave Policy Go Far Enough? - Refinery29

"The Trump administration’s paid parental-leave proposal would do more harm than good by, among other things, offering only six weeks of paid leave and only to new parents." - Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | May 23, 2017 | Work and Family

Guaranteed paid leave for new parents included in 2018 US budget proposal - The Guardian

“A paid leave plan that continues the current state-by-state patchwork, only provides six weeks of leave when we have a clearly established 12-week national standard, guarantees leave only for new parents and is not funded responsibly would do more harm than good,” Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, said in a statement.

News Coverage | May 22, 2017 | Work and Family

Your Biggest C-Section Risk May Be Your Hospital - Consumer Reports

Less than 1 percent of women actually asked for a C-section without a medical reason for it, according to a survey of 1,314 new mothers conducted by Childbirth Connection, part of the nonprofit National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | May 16, 2017 | Maternity

It’s past time to Stop Politicians from Turning Lies into Anti-Abortion Laws - Corpus Christi Caller-Times

"Abortion is one of the safest medical procedures in the United States and an integral part of women’s health care. Our laws should reflect that reality," write National Partnership Vice President Sarah Lipton-Lubet and Texas Freedom Network Education Fund President Kathy Miller.

News Coverage | May 11, 2017 | Reproductive Health

Businesses Push Back On Paid-Sick-Leave Laws - NPR

Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, says her group's post-election poll showed 82 percent support for paid sick leave. She says support is nonpartisan. "That includes two-thirds of Republicans, three-quarters of independents and virtually all Democrats," she says.

News Coverage | May 6, 2017 | Work and Family

The Biggest Ways the AHCA Will Hurt Working Moms - Working Mother

"We see this as a full-fledged attack on women’s health,” says Stephanie Glover, senior health policy analyst at the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | May 5, 2017 | Health Care, Reproductive Health, Maternity

House GOP Advances Obamacare Repeal Targeting Women’s Health Care - Rewire

“In a callous move that imperils women’s health and economic security, the House of Representatives today passed the [AHCA], an atrocious and damaging bill that would strip health coverage from 24 million people, raise health care costs for millions more, gut Medicaid and deny millions of people access to preventive and potentially life-saving care at Planned Parenthood health centers,” Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, said in a statement.

News Coverage | May 4, 2017 | Health Care, Reproductive Health

Could Universal Paid Family Leave Be On the Horizon? (And Why You Should Care.) - Goop

“This is a gender equality issue, an economic security issue, a competitiveness issue and—at the most basic level—a human issue. We all have families. We all get sick. We live in the wealthiest country in the world and there is no reason whatsoever that we should not have a basic paid leave standard,” said National Partnership Vice President Vicki Shabo in a Q & A interview for Goop.

News Coverage | April 27, 2017 | Work and Family

Reminder To Progressives: Abortion Is An Economic Issue - Huffington Post

“Having a baby is the most expensive health event that families face during their childbearing years. At the same time, a lack of workplace supports for many women during this critical time means a woman may not have paid sick days for prenatal appointments or well-baby care, or paid family and medical leave to use after giving birth,” said Sarah Lipton-Lubet, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | April 20, 2017 | Reproductive Health, Maternity, Work and Family

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