"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.
"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.
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.
Vicki Shabo of the National Partnership for Women and Families said that if the proposal is like previous ones, it would be "misguided."
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.
"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.
On March 20, the Health Subcommittee will discuss how technological advancements benefit health care patients and “ways to promote innovations.”
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.
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.
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.
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...
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