“According to you, Albany’s appetite for change has been filled by other policies that seek to advance women’s equality, and which deserve to be addressed first," said the letter, which was signed by female leaders from the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce, the National Partnership for Women and Families, A.F.L.-C.I.O., and the Center for American Progress.
"At this moment in history, when we have had so many reminders that discrimination still pervades our workplaces and communities, confirmation of Lynch to serve as attorney general would send a powerful and badly needed message that lawmakers can put aside partisanship and petty squabbling when so much is at stake'" said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.
According to a recent report from the National Partnership for Women & Families, 33 states currently have at least one of those “bad medicine” laws on the books.
"Pennsylvania doesn't really do much beyond what federal law requires, and beyond extended benefits for some state workers," says Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families. Her organization gave Pennsylvania a grade of D on its report about the 50 states' family-leave policies.
One group applauding the new regulations is the National Partnership for Women & Families. Christine Bechtel, vice president of the NPWF, said in a statement that the rule “recognizes the essential role that providers and their staff play encouraging patients to use this online access.”
Childbirth Connection, the group behind the report (and now part of the National Partnership for Women and Families) organized the publication in such a way that you can read the meaty executive summary in under an hour, send the Pathway to a Healthy Birth booklet to your pregnant friend, or geek out on the full report.
“We find ourselves at a crossroads, where our workforce demographics, family demographics, and population dynamics are changing,” said Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families. “Big tech companies are on the leading edge of supporting families and some tech leaders are speaking out, but by and large, companies don’t necessarily see their own interest or the public interest in creating these policies.”
“These issues are gaining so much momentum, and we’re seeing news article after news article writing that [paid leave and paid sick days are] 'the next big thing,' but it’s up to the people to bring these changes to fruition," said Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families.
Women are shorted by more than $33.6 billion annually because of the wage gap, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families, which advocates on women’s issues.
In the 114th Congress, which convened in January, about a dozen abortion restrictions and anti-abortion bills have been introduced, according to Sarah Lipton-Lubet, director of reproductive health programs for National Partnership for Women and Families. “These bills insert politicians in the exam room,” said Lipton-Lubet.
Before Boston, Seattle was ranked number one for wage disparity among the top metros in a study by the National Partnership for Women and Families, which shamed the mayor into announcing a task force on improving the gap.
A full-time working woman in Oklahoma earns 76 cents for every dollar paid to a man, which is just shy of the national average of 77 cents on the dollar, according to an April study by the National Partnership for Women & Families relying on U.S. Census Bureau data.
Insert "Clueless" pun here, because a recent study published by the National Partnership for Women and Families found women in the United States are paid an average of 78 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly wage gap of $10,876 between full-time working men and women.
Of note, a recent study by the National Partnership for Women and Families found that women in the U.S. are paid roughly 78 cents to every dollar paid to men for the same duties.
However, the Washington-based National Partnership for Women & Families, a strong proponent for paid sick leave, cited a study that found paying a worker to stay home when sick saves employers twice as much money than paying for them to work when sick.
“To make informed decisions about their health coverage and care, consumers need access to transparent information on both the price and quality of available services, providers, and facilities,” says Lauren Birchfield Kennedy, director of health policy or the National Partnership for Women & Families.
The Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing report from Childbirth Connection, a program of the National Partnership for Women and Families, offers several guidelines when it comes to avoiding interventions (when not needed for medical reasons), as this is one of the most potent sources of harm when it comes to interrupting the hormonal process.
Our country’s infant and maternal mortality rates are too high, and our performance on prematurity, low-birth-weight babies, cesareans, early elective deliveries, and exclusive breastfeeding lags behind that of many other nations,” said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families. “We simply must improve the quality of care for both mothers and babies – and this legislation can do that.”
While the press conference was happening, Philadelphia became the 17th U.S. city to pass a local law mandating paid sick days. Three states—Connecticut, California, and Massachusetts—mandate paid sick leave as well. The bulk of these advances at the city and state level have come just in the last two years, the fruits of a decade-long grassroots campaign. “What a difference a few years makes,” said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families.
Employees without paid sick days are more likely to go to work while ill, potentially spreading infectious diseases to co-workers, according to the National Partnership for Women & Families, a proponent of sick-day legislation.
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