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Portland Joins Small Group of Jurisdictions In Adopting Paid Sick Leave Ordinance - Bloomberg BNA

Debra L. Ness, president of the Washington, D.C.-based National Partnership for Women & Families... issued a statement March 13 congratulating Portland on the passage of the law.

News Coverage | March 18, 2013

After 20 years, some want more from Family and Medical Leave Act - Washington Post

The act’s provisions have been used more than 100 million times to help workers manage family health crises and newborn care, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | March 13, 2013

The FMLA Turns 20: Why Taking the Next Step is Critical for Latinos and All Families - LCLAA Blog

Latino workers and their families feel the pressure of the nation’s out-of-date polices more than most. New data from the Labor Department show that Latinos are among the workers most likely to report not taking FMLA leave even though they were eligible.

News Coverage | March 5, 2013

In Paid Family Leave, US Trails Most of the Globe - New York Times

“This was really intended as a first step,” said Vicki Shabo, director of work and family programs at the National Partnership for Women and Families, referring to the law, which the group helped write.

News Coverage | March 4, 2013

Marissa Mayer’s Yahoo - PBS’s To the Contrary

News Coverage | March 1, 2013

Patients and families can help reinvent health care - ACP Internist

One of the best tools available to improve care is authentic patient and family engagement.

News Coverage | March 1, 2013

Pelosi, in Palm Beach County, urges long-awaited passage of Paycheck Fairness Act

News Coverage | February 20, 2013

DeLauro and Morella: 20 Years, 100 Million Families Helped - Roll Call

"We prevailed because we knew it was right for the country and we would not give up, and we prevailed because of the steady and skilled leadership of the National Partnership for Women and Families..."

News Coverage | February 8, 2013

Family and Medical Leave Act still working: Column - USA TODAY

"For years, we worked closely with allies like the National Partnership for Women & Families to overcome concerns. But, we continued to hear from our constituents and understood why the why the legislation was important to them and their families."

News Coverage | February 6, 2013

FMLA 20 years on: A disconnect that's hurting families - The Hill's Congress Blog

Congress should listen to the voters, and take this next step. Family friendly policies are good for workers...

News Coverage | February 5, 2013

FMLA still helping families cope with illness - MiamiHerald.com

“It was meant to be a first step toward a family-friendly American workplace. But it is 20 years and we haven’t gotten to the second step,” says Judith Lichtman, senior advisor to the National Partnership for Women & Families...

News Coverage | February 5, 2013

Home With the Flu? 20 Years of the Family Medical Leave Act - New York Times (blog)

Home With the Flu? 20 Years of the Family Medical Leave Act New York Times (blog) Organizations like the National Partnership for Women and Families and Family Values @ Work continue to push for expansion of the laws protecting working parents ...

News Coverage | February 4, 2013

20 Years of Success: New Federal Study Finds Family and Medical Leave Act ... - PR Newswire (press release)

TIME 20 Years of Success: New Federal Study Finds Family and Medical Leave Act ... PR Newswire (press release) The National Partnership for Women & Families wrote and championed the FMLA, and has led efforts to defend and expand it in states and ...

News Coverage | February 4, 2013

The Connection Between Roe v. Wade *and* "Feminist Pork"

News Coverage | January 28, 2013

We Must Stand Up to Efforts to Roll Back Abortion Rights - U.S. News & World Report

By Debra Ness, President of the National Partnership for Women & Families. January 22, 2013. About Debra Ness: Debra L. Ness is president of the National ...

News Coverage | January 22, 2013

The health advantages of sick days - Washington Post

The health advantages of sick days Washington Post ... for paid sick days would not stop the flu, but it would mean that more people could stay home when they get it. It should be a high priority for Congress. Debra L. Ness, Washington. The ...

News Coverage | January 21, 2013 | Paid Sick Days

Flu is upon us: to call in sick or not to call in sick? - WBEZ

The result is a recipe for increased contagion in our workplaces, communities, and across the nation, wrote Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families. ...

News Coverage | January 15, 2013

We Can't All Be Royals - The American Prospect

The National Partnership for Women & Families just released an exit poll showing that three-quarters of voters struggle to meet both work and family responsibilities. Nearly four in ten said it's a hardship "all the time" or "very often"—shockingly high.

News Coverage | December 4, 2012 | Reproductive Health

We Can't All Be Royals - The American Prospect

The American Prospect That's not the case with the rest of us. Not only is having babies not our job; raising them directly interferes with doing our jobs. The National Partnership for Women & Families ...

News Coverage | December 4, 2012

Conservative Birthrate Panic: Our Hope for Better Work/Family Policies? - The Nation. (blog)

The Nation. (blog) A new poll, out this week from Lake Research Partners and The Tarrance Group for the National Partnership for Women & Families, found ...

News Coverage | December 4, 2012

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