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Connecticut families suffer when women have no paid sick days -

"When women do better, families do better. Yet every day, women across the country are forced to choose between their family's health and their paychecks because their jobs don't allow them to earn paid sick days."

News Coverage | March 23, 2011 | Work and Family

Survey shows day cares are too quick to send sick kids home - USA Today

Nearly half of all non-government workers — and 79% of low-income workers — don't get paid sick days, according to the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | April 19, 2010 | Work and Family

Bosses of America, how about coughing up a few paid sick days? - Plain Dealer

"On the one hand, you have all of our top officials saying, 'Do the responsible thing: If you're sick, stay home,'" Debra Ness told

News Coverage | October 25, 2009 | Work and Family

E-Health Committee Calls For Multiple Groups To Certify Records Systems - Nextgov

Christine Bechtel, a committee member from the National Partnership for Women & Families, suggested interoperability could be fostered by the exchange of scanned patient records in the Portable Document Format, better known as PDF. "This would facilitate the movement of data ... by getting a piece of paper to go with the patient" in an electronic format, she said.

News Coverage | August 14, 2009 | Health Care, Health Information Technology (IT)

A Sick Situation - New York Times

For single-parent homes, or for families that depend on two incomes, “This could be the beginning of a spiral into economic disaster,” says Debra L. Ness, the president of the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | May 1, 2009 | Work and Family

Swine Flu Poses Work Dilemma for Working Moms - U.S. News & World Report

"The CDC is making good suggestions, but they don't give any thought to the half of workers who don't have paid sick days," says Karen Minatelli, director of the work and family programs at the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | April 30, 2009 | Work and Family
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