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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Latino workers and their families feel the pressure of the nation’s out-of-date polices more than most.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"

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

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 - The Palm Beach Post

Guns, climate change and voting reform upstaged equal pay for women during President Obama’s state of the union address Feb. 12, but Nancy Pelosi made it the top priority in her comments to a women’s organization on Wednesday.

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 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

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

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

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

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

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