The nonprofit National Partnership for Women and Families has pushed for paid sick time laws, which it considers “basic minimum protections that working families need, so they won’t have to lose a job or forfeit income when they have the flu or a family member is sick,” says Vicki Shabo, the organization’s vice president.
The reason this image resonates with so many is that it’s a symbol, explains Vicki Shabo of the National Partnership & Women and Families. “This photo encapsulates the dual demands placed on women increasingly taking on the role of breadwinners in families and also committed to giving their kids the right start,” she tells Yahoo Parenting. “It shows a lot of the dualities women face every day.”
On Nov. 24, the Center for American Progress, the National Women’s Law Center and the National Partnership for Women & Families hosted a webinar on pregnancy job discrimination and Young v. UPS. Several experts, including Michele Jawando, Rachel Lyons, Diane Feldman and Emily Martin, discussed the case, the historical context of pregnancy discrimination and information on how to take action—and it’s clear that Young has already made a difference for pregnant workers.
“What I’m not seeing is collaboration between consumer organizations and ACOs,” said Jennifer Sweeney, vice president of the National Partnership for Women and Families. “Consumer groups have expertise when it comes to communicating with patients and families.”
Reach out to Planned Parenthood for help finding affordable birth control in your area, says Sarah Lipton-Lubet, director of reproductive health programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families in Washington. "They will help you find a health care center near you where you can get access to affordable contraception," she says.
Data on the expansion of Medicaid, as policies towards maternity leave, sick days and time off from work came from the National Partnership for Women and Families.
“The rule going into effect on schedule sends the signal that workers need to be paid fairly,” says Vicki Shabo, a vice president at the National Partnership for Women and Families. “States need to figure this out. They can’t be scrimping and balancing their budgets on the lowest paid workers, and they can’t cut workers who need care.”
Karen DeSalvo and Kelly Cronin from ONC will be speaking, along with reps. from the ACL, the National Partnership for Women and Families, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, CMS and more.
Only 12 percent of U.S. workers have access to paid family leave through their employers, and nearly 40 percent of private-sector workers – and 80 percent of low-wage workers – don't have a single paid sick day, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families.
The United States has no national paid sick day policy, which means that 40 percent of the workforce — more than 40 million private sector workers — lose income when they stay home with their kids, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families.
"Lack of access to paid family and medical leave in this country is a serious issue, and it deserves serious attention from Congress."
It takes barely three unpaid sick days to threaten the ability of a typical low-wage worker to afford groceries, rent and other necessities, said Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.
“We’re the only economically developed country in the world that doesn’t have paid sick days,” says Vicki Shabo, a vice president at the National Partnership.
According to research from the National Partnership for Women and Families, more than half of mothers feel frightened during a C-section.
Advocacy groups see paid leave as the brass ring of FMLA expansions, said Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families. “All of the evidence shows that the U.S. is behind the rest of the world when it comes to paid family and medical leave.”
According to the National Partnership for Women and Families (NPWF), in 2013 we made a whopping 55 cents to every dollar a white male makes last year — the lowest amount of any other ethnic group of women.
Mark Savage, director of health information technology policy and programs for the National Partnership for Women & Families, has been named to represent the public sector and serve as the consumer representative to the California Integrated Data Exchange's board.
“These grants signal a real commitment from the Labor Department, and state and local leaders and advocates to find concrete, innovative ways to ensure more people in this country have access to the paid family and medical leave they need,” Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.
"Even employers that do have policies, about 40% of workers say they have penalties, demerits, for taking a sick day," Vice President of the National Partnership for Women & Families, Vicki Shabo said.
“Partnering with patients and their families can lead to improvements in patient safety and quality, better patient experience and satisfaction, healthcare workforce satisfaction and retention, better health outcomes, and lower healthcare costs,” Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, said in a statement.
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