National Partnership for Women & Families

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Bill to boost family leave pay makes its way in Congress - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"We're in a very different place. We're in a cultural moment where the democratic forces, the political forces and the economic forces are all pointed to address the very real need of keeping people in the workforce and addressing the changing family needs of child care and elder care," said Vicki Shabo, director of work and family programs.

News Coverage | December 22, 2013

New York senator wants paid family and medical leave for U.S. workers - Deseret News

The National Partnership spearheaded efforts to pass the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and now leads a large coalition supporting Gillibrand’s bill.

News Coverage | December 19, 2013

Being family friendly takes more than words - The Hill's "Congress Blog"

"Being a truly family friendly legislator means advancing proposals like the FAMILY Act that will help women, their families and our country."

News Coverage | December 16, 2013

Happy Moms, Happy Dads, Happy Kids: Why Paid Leave Is Good for Everyone - Glamour

And hooray for that, because according to the National Partnership for Women and Families, when men are able to take paternity leave they are more involved in their children's care and more committed throughout the child's life.

News Coverage | December 16, 2013

FAMILY Act Would Guarantee Paid Family and Medical Leave for All Workers - RH Reality Check

The FAMILY Act is backed by groups such as the Center for American Progress, which proposed a similar measure in 2009, and the National Partnership for Women and Families, which wrote and helped pass the FMLA.

News Coverage | December 13, 2013

What Happened When I Didn't Have Paid Family Leave - Huffington Post

According to the National Partnership for Women & Families , a mere 11 of the U.S. work force has paid family leave through their employer, and fewer than 40 percent have access to personal medical leave through an employer-provided temporary insurance program.

News Coverage | December 12, 2013

An important act for American families - MSNBC's The Cycle

Vicki Shabo joins to discuss the importance of the recently-proposed Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act to millions of Americans.

News Coverage | December 12, 2013

Study: LGBT Workers Caught in Gap Between Work, Family - Edge on the Net

So says a new study brief from the Movement Advancement Project, the Center for American Progress and by the Human Rights Campaign (in partnership with A Better Balance, Family Values at Work and the National Partnership for Women & Families). It’s called An Impossible Choice: LGBT Workers and Family Leave Laws.

News Coverage | December 12, 2013

Boston Leads the Metropolis Charge to Erase Gender Wage Gap - Huffington Post

When Seattle mayor Mike McGinn read the April issued report from the National Partnership for Women and Families, he found that Seattle had the widest gender wage gap out of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the country.

News Coverage | December 12, 2013

Updated: Pillard makes five women judges on D.C. Circuit; groups say she will ‘strengthen’ court - Legal Newsline

Judith Lichtman, senior advisor for the National Partnership for Women and Families, said Thursday Pillard’s confirmation will help not only the D.C. Circuit but also the nation’s federal courts.

News Coverage | December 12, 2013

New Act Proposes National Paid Family Leave Policy - New York Times' "Motherlode"

“This law will make our culture in general more accepting of workers who have work-family demands,” Ms. Shabo said, “in the same way that the Family Medical Leave Act changed culture around caregiving and normalized unpaid time off.”

News Coverage | December 11, 2013

Stage 3 Meaningful Use Should Incorporate Criteria to Reduce Disparities, Advocates Say - HIT Consultant

The National Partnership for Women & Families states the extra time associated with announced delay in stage 3 Meaningful Use must be used to advance consumer goals.

News Coverage | December 10, 2013

Officials working to improve pay equity for women: They’re paid 33 percent less than males - Missoulian

Those numbers persist despite the fact that there 37,454 households in Montana are headed by women, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | December 9, 2013

Fast Food Protests Bring Out the Twitter Fan Mail - Women's eNews

The National Partnership for Women and Families and The United Food and Commercial Workers, both based in Washington, D.C., also expressed support.

News Coverage | December 6, 2013

To Make Hospitals Less Deadly, a Dose of Data - New York Times' "Fixes"

“There is no longer a question of whether or not people have a right to information about quality, and that hospitals should be transparent and accountable,” said Debra L. Ness, the president of the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | December 4, 2013

Real Family Values: Paid Family Leave - Center for American Progress

In fact, a National Partnership for Women & Families exit poll conducted during the 2012 election found that 96 percent of Democrats and 72 percent of Republicans considered it very or somewhat important that the federal government consider new laws to keep families economically secure—including creating a system of insurance that would fund paid family leave.

News Coverage | December 3, 2013

Justices to Consider If Secular Companies Can Deny Women Contraceptive Coverage - Bloomberg BNA

Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women& Families, said there is “a tremendous amount at stake” in these cases. The court's ultimate decision “will have a profound impact on women's health and well-being,” she said.

News Coverage | December 2, 2013

Health Insurance Exchanges: What Are You Really Buying Into? - LearnVest

Lauren Kennedy, senior health policy counsel for the National Partnership for Women & Families, says a pregnant woman like Stanley is going to be better off picking a policy from an exchange than trying to strike out on her own.

News Coverage | December 2, 2013

Supreme Court to Consider Birth Control Mandate - MedPage Today

"We urge the court to uphold the contraceptive coverage requirement, and let doctors and their patients decide which health services women need," Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, said in a statement. "No woman should be denied coverage for birth control because of where she works."

News Coverage | November 26, 2013

50 years after Equal Pay Act women still earn less - News 2 ABC

The National Partnership for Women and Families reports females who work full time in Tennessee miss out on $7 billion per year, which translates to nearly a year and a half worth of food and seven more months of mortgage and utility payments.

News Coverage | November 25, 2013

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