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.
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.
Latino workers and their families feel the pressure of the nation’s out-of-date polices more than most.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.
“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.
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.
One of the best tools available to improve care is authentic patient and family engagement.
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.
"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..."
"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."
“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...
Congress should listen to the voters, and take this next step. Family friendly policies are good for workers...
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.”
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 ...
"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."
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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