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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' "Motherlode"

An election eve survey commissioned by the National Partnership for Women & Families found bipartisan support for laws ensuring workers the right to earn paid sick days and “creating a system of family and medical leave insurance”: 86 percent of respondents who supported both candidates considered it important, and 63 percent called it “very important.”

News Coverage | February 4, 2013

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

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”

"Paid family leave is likely to emerge in Obama’s second term: the National Partnership for Women and Families is currently working with Representative Rosa DeLauro and other representatives on a major family leave bill that could extend the leave that people in California, Washington, and New Jersey currently receive to all Americans."

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.

News Coverage | January 21, 2013 | Work and Family

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

Vicki Shabo directs work and family programs for the National Partnership for Women and Families. She says a big problem being overlooked is that at least 40 percent of the people who work in the United States don’t have paid sick leave.

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

Why Paid Leave Could Pass in Obama's Second Term: Americans Want It - The Atlantic

The Atlantic Why Paid Leave Could Pass in Obama's Second Term: Americans Want It The Atlantic ... new Congress and the president consider laws that help secure working families, such as paid family leave and paid sick days, according to an exit ...

News Coverage | December 3, 2012 | Work and Family

Obama and His Coalition: Let the Real Hope and Change Begin - RH Reality Check

According to Vicki Shabo of the National Partnership for Women and Families, a few members of Congress are currently building a movement around paid family leave that could find its way to Obama’s desk at some point in the next four years.

News Coverage | November 27, 2012

US Supreme Court examines role of supervisor in workplace suits - CNN

Indiana Public Media US Supreme Court examines role of supervisor in workplace suits CNN The AARP and National Partnership for Women & Families are backing Vance. Those groups worry restricting who qualifies as a supervisor would allow business ...

News Coverage | November 26, 2012

Election won't end abortion/contraception debate - Huffington Post

Election won't end abortion/contraception debate Huffington Post "It was not long ago that issues like fair pay, abortion rights, health reform, and family and medical leave had bipartisan support, said Debra Ness, president of the National ...

News Coverage | November 8, 2012

Flexible Schedules for Tomorrow - New York Times

... need to do their part by putting in place the paid sick time and paid family and medical leave policies the country and its workers so urgently need. Debra L. Ness. Washington, Sept. 4. The ...

News Coverage | September 8, 2012

Dems Accuse House GOP Of Passing 55 'Anti-Women' Bills - TPM

TPM The Energy & Commerce Democrats included statements attacking the GOP agenda from four national women's advocacy groups: Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America, National ...

News Coverage | September 5, 2012

Why We Need The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act - Care2.com (blog)

The analysis was conducted by the National Partnership for Women & Families using the most recent Census Bureau data. It finds that in every single state, the majority of women who ...

News Coverage | September 2, 2012

The Romney-Ryan Budget: Taking Aim at Women's Health Care - Huffington Post

The National Partnership for Women & Families calls the ACA "the greatest advance for women's health in a generation." Unquestionably, the law helps women in five key ways ...

News Coverage | August 6, 2012

Some Plans Deny Pregnancy Coverage For Dependent Children - Kaiser Health News

Kaiser Health News Some Plans Deny Pregnancy Coverage For Dependent Children Kaiser Health News "For young girls, this is a basic health benefit that they need," says Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families. "Why ...

News Coverage | August 6, 2012

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