National Partnership for Women & Families

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Is the Working Families Flexibility Act really flexible? - Chicago Tribune

"It should be called the Employer Flexibility Act, because at every turn here, the employer gets to decide," said Judith Lichtman, senior adviser for the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | April 22, 2013

Congress needs to fix wage gap - Politico

This week, we recognize yet another Equal Pay Day — the day that marks how far into the new year women have to work to catch up with men’s wages from the previous year.

News Coverage | April 11, 2013

Should paid sick leave be mandated for all employees? - Washington Post

New York was seen as a “tipping point,” says Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, which has been leading campaigns supporting their passage.

News Coverage | April 11, 2013

Overtime pay vs. comp time: Will House bill benefit workers or their bosses? - MSNBC

'This legislation is based on smoke and mirrors," said National Partnership for Women and Families senior adviser Judith Lichtman in her testimony before the committee.

News Coverage | April 11, 2013

Group Is at the Forefront of Paid-Sick-Leave Effort - Roll Call

"We are the hub of both coordination and activity on this," said Vicki Shabo, the group’s director of work and family programs. "We help to connect grass-roots and national organizations."

News Coverage | April 10, 2013

On Equal Pay Day, concern over Latina wage gap - NBC Latino

"African-American women and Latinas fare worse, being paid 64 cents and just 55 cents, respectively, for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men," added Ness.

News Coverage | April 9, 2013

Study: Wage Gap Largest in Seattle, Pittsburgh, Buffalo - U.S. News & World Report

"The point we're trying to make here is there's a significant wage gap no matter where you're at in the country," says Sarah Crawford, director of workplace fairness at NWPF.

News Coverage | April 9, 2013

HIT Policy Committee: Exploring 'alternate pathways' for MU - Clinical Innovation + Technology

To reduce the burden on providers, the work group discussed consolidation of quality measures in an effort to "simplify things but advance them at the same time," said Christine Bechtel, VP of the National Partnership for Women & Families, who led the subgroup on consolidation.

News Coverage | April 6, 2013

Overtime Laws Could Be Loosened Under GOP Comp-Time Proposal - Huffington Post

Vicki Shabo of the National Partnership for Women and Families said that if the proposal is like previous ones, it would be "misguided."

News Coverage | April 3, 2013

Bills spark debate over paid sick time in Michigan - Associated Press

More than 1.5 million Michigan workers — or about 46 percent of the state's private sector workforce — cannot take paid sick leave, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families, a nonprofit group advocating for workplace fairness.

News Coverage | April 3, 2013

NYC deal is key in sick days push, advocates say - Associated Press

"It's a real step forward for our country because of the significance of New York City, the number of workers this supports and the fact that this creates momentum around the country," said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, one of the groups pushing the paid sick time cause nationwide.

News Coverage | March 29, 2013

Industry Experts Urge FDA Restraint In Regulation of Mobile Medical Technology - Bloomberg BNA

On March 20, the Health Subcommittee will discuss how technological advancements benefit health care patients and “ways to promote innovations.”

News Coverage | March 22, 2013

Sky Did Not Fall, Despite Parent Leave Law - Women's eNews

The National Partnership for Women and Families, the Washington-based group that drafted the law in 1993, is leading a coalition that is working to strengthen the law so that it covers more workers and more types of caregiving obligations.

News Coverage | March 22, 2013

Does paid sick leave hurt employers and the economy? - MSNBC's The Cycle

Only 19% of low-wage workers have access to paid sick days, and adults without sick leave are 1.5 times more likely to go to work sick, according to the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | March 21, 2013 | Work and Family

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

What you could buy with the gender pay gap - Women's Agenda

That adds up to approximately $10,784 in lost salary each year according to The National Partnership for Women and Families. It's a number that's dipped one full percentage point since 2011 and takes any progress in closing the American gender pay gap all the way back to 2005.

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"

A look at how massive cuts across the federal government will impact women, children and families; Marissa Mayer's recent stance on telecommuting for Yahoo employees; There may be some dangerous chemicals lurking in your personal care products and Rep. Jan Schakowsky wants to change that.

News Coverage | March 1, 2013

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