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Paid Sick Leave - Ideastream's "Sound of Ideas"/The Ohio Channel

News Coverage | September 25, 2014 |

More paid leave coming to states? Four get $500K to figure it out - Washington Post

“These grants signal a real commitment from the Labor Department, and state and local leaders and advocates to find concrete, innovative ways to ensure more people in this country have access to the paid family and medical leave they need,” Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | September 25, 2014

This Supreme Court Case Will Decide Whether Companies Can Treat Pregnant Women Like Crap - Mother Jones

"Every single women in America ought to be paying attention to how the Supreme Court views the treatment of pregnant women in the workplace," Judith Lichtman, the former longtime president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, which helped fight to pass the PDA, observed in a recent joint press call featuring pro-choice women's groups and anti-abortion activists.

News Coverage | September 23, 2014

A push for paid family leave - The Baltimore Sun

Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, said paid family leave is "good for families, good for businesses and good for the economy."

News Coverage | September 19, 2014

Senate Republicans Block Paycheck Fairness Act - RH Reality Check

Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, said the vote “makes painfully clear that, despite claims to the contrary, many lawmakers are not serious about ensuring women and men are paid equally in this country.”

News Coverage | September 16, 2014

Brown Signs Bill Guaranteeing Paid Sick Leave for California Workers - California Healthline

Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, said the law's passage represents "a pivotal moment for the country and a historic first step for California."

News Coverage | September 11, 2014 |

Doctors Aren't Dummies: Support the Patient Trust Act - Huffington Post

Recently, the National Partnership for Women and Families released a report that explored the nationwide spike in laws that command doctors what to say and coerce them to administer — and bill patients for —medically unnecessary procedures.

News Coverage | September 10, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill to require paid sick leave - Los Angeles Times

An April report by the National Partnership for Women and Families, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit that advocates for such policies, said that at least five other U.S. cities had passed laws requiring paid sick leave.

News Coverage | September 10, 2014 |

Are your electronic health records safe? - Bankrate

Electronic health records allow patients to play a more active role in their care and "help doctors by facilitating access to the information they need when and where they need it," says Erin Mackay, a health information technology specialist with the nonprofit National Partnership for Women & Families in Washington, D.C.

News Coverage | September 5, 2014

The Double Helix: When The System Fails The Intertwined Needs Of Caregiver And Patient - Health Affairs

News Coverage | September 1, 2014

The Obama Administration’s stealth plan to remake the workplace - Fortune

News Coverage | August 28, 2014

New #WEmatter Twitter Campaign Amplifies Women's Economic Security Woes - Progress Illinois

"This is a broad-based response to what we've seen as growing momentum over the last months and years in support of public policies that address these critical issues for families," said Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families, one of the many organizations behind the #WEmatter campaign. "We're optimistic that this is going to cause public officials and traditional media to sit up and take notice, and that's a critical first step in bringing the policy changes that we need."

News Coverage | August 26, 2014

Administration moves toward new rule on contraceptives - McClatchy DC

“At this time when opponents of women’s health are taking extreme steps to deny women coverage for birth control, we applaud the Obama administration for taking steps to protect this essential coverage,” said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | August 22, 2014

Massachusetts advocates optimistic about paid sick leave ballot: ‘We need public policies that lift people up and keep families healthy’ - ScienceBlogs

Nationwide, the National Partnership for Women & Families reports that adults without paid sick leave are 1.5 times more likely than workers with paid sick leave to go to work with a contagious disease.

News Coverage | August 22, 2014 |

8 Out Of 10 Americans Don’t Know These Basic Facts About Abortion - ThinkProgress

For instance, according to a recent review of state laws conducted by the National Partnership for Women & Families, five states require women seeking an abortion to be notified about the false risk of breast cancer; two states force them to learn about the supposed link between abortion and suicide.

News Coverage | August 20, 2014

Federal proposal targets wage gap with data collection - Tulsa World

“Requiring federal contractors to disclose (salary and demographic data) will be a tremendous step forward in helping close the wage gap,” said Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | August 19, 2014

Twitter Chat: Why does the U.S. lag behind in its family leave laws? - PBS NewsHour

However, as the National Partnership for Women and Families explains in its “Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act,” the law only applies to companies with 50 or more employees.

News Coverage | August 14, 2014

A tale of two maternity leaves - Washington Post

"In a poll conducted by the National Partnership for Women & Families in 2012, 86 percent of Americans wanted some kind of paid parental leave, including 73 percent of Republican voters."

News Coverage | August 13, 2014

Pregnancy Requests Put Women in the Firing Line - Women's eNews

"Women in service jobs and clock-in jobs don't even bother asking for workplace accommodations because they are afraid to ask," said Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | August 12, 2014

How far is too far for work wellness programs to go? - USA Today

There are "whole demographics" that the programs can discriminate against, says Judith Lichtman, a senior adviser with the National Partnership for Women & Families. These include women, minorities and low wage workers who are disproportionately afflicted with chronic illnesses, she says.

News Coverage | August 12, 2014

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