National Partnership for Women & Families

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Seattle Ready to Mandate Paid Sick Leave - Food Safety News

Nationally, the National Partnership for Women and Families estimates that 44 million American workers must forego pay if they call in sick.

News Coverage | September 12, 2011 |

Organizations and Businesses Respond to the American Jobs Act - The White House (blog)

Organizations and Businesses Respond to the American Jobs Act The White House (blog) National Partnership for Women & Families, Debra L. Ness, President "The initiatives President Obama proposed tonight are important to the country, to future ...

News Coverage | September 9, 2011

The Supreme Court's one-two punch: Class actions in the wake of Wal-Mart v. Dukes and AT&T v. Concepcion

National Partnership for Women & Families, where she handles issues surrounding fair pay, pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment, equal opportunity, and other matters that ...

News Coverage | August 31, 2011

Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of August 19, 2011 - iHealthBeat

Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of August 19, 2011 iHealthBeat Christine Bechtel -- vice president of the National Partnership for Women and Families and a member of the Health IT Policy Committee -- has been named to the editorial ...

News Coverage | August 19, 2011

HHS approves IOM advice on women's preventive care - American Medical News

We are especially pleased that women will soon be able to access all approved contraceptive methods without co-pays or added cost, said Debra L. Ness, president of the ...

News Coverage | August 8, 2011

Birth Control Will Soon Be Co-Pay Free for Most US Women - PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour Debra L. Ness, president of National Partnership for Women & Families, wrote about "a new era for women's health." Planned Parenthood Federation of America ...

News Coverage | August 1, 2011

Obama administration supports mandatory birth control coverage, exempts ... - The Hill (blog)

Obama administration supports mandatory birth control coverage, exempts ... The Hill (blog) And Debra Ness of the National Partnership for Women and Families said her group was "disappointed" by the exemption. "That clause is unnecessary and ...

News Coverage | August 1, 2011

Is it true ACOs aren't going away? - Healthcare IT News (blog)

Is it true ACOs aren't going away? Healthcare IT News (blog) Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Familiessaid, "When your really peal back the onion of what patients want, you get to the same patient-centered criteria ...

News Coverage | July 15, 2011

Momentum Builds for Guaranteed Paid Sick Days Legislation - In These Times

Their movement is picking up steam, despite the obstacles in Congress and in many states to passing any legislation helping workers. The organizers, most linked to either Family Values @ Work or the National Partnership for Women and Families, came from 23 states and the District of Columbia.

News Coverage | July 13, 2011 | Work and Family

A broken slingshot - The National Law Journal

A broken slingshot The National Law Journal In an amicus brief I co-authored for the US Women's Chamber of Commerce, the National Partnership for Women & Families and the California Women Lawyers in the Dukes case, we detailed the historic role ...

News Coverage | July 8, 2011

CMS insists data sharing vital to ACO quality improvement efforts - Fierce Healthcare

"You can't manage care without data," Ness said at the summit. She added that she believes there will be no massive patient opt out.

News Coverage | June 28, 2011

Justices Hand Wal-Mart Big Win in Class Action Battle - Corporate Counsel

Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families called the decision a "deep and painful disappointment to all of us who care about ending employment ...

News Coverage | June 20, 2011

'They Don't Negotiate': Why Young Women College Graduates Are Still Paid Less ... - Huffington Post

Huffington Post The National Partnership for Women & Families reports that, among full-time workers in the population as a whole, women still earn only 77 cents ...

News Coverage | June 13, 2011

Michelle Obama, First Feminist, Takes on 'Women's Issues'Carefully - The Nation.

Though appearing at an event for a pro-choice organization - especially one at which the director, Debra Ness, decried "the vicious attack on women's health care" - ...

News Coverage | June 10, 2011

First Lady Michelle Obama Addresses the National Partnership for Women and ... - The White House (blog)

... The White House (blog) First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the 40th anniversary of the National Partnership for Women & Families at the ...

News Coverage | June 10, 2011

State Senate OKs bill requiring employers to provide paid sick leave - New Haven Register

Vicki Shabo, director of work and family programs at the National Partnership for Women and Families in Washington, D.C., said the "most exciting and prominent action" on behalf of paid sick leave is at the municipal level, with San Francisco and Washington, D.C., requiring the benefit.

News Coverage | June 4, 2011 |

Conn. House debating paid sick leave bill - Victoria Advocate

"This is a symbol of progress for the movement and the fact that Connecticut is taking the lead really does provide a model and hope for the country," said Vicki Shabo, director of work and family programs at the Washington, D.C.-based National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | June 4, 2011 |

Groundbreaking Consumer Platform for Health IT Released - Healthcare IT News

... to which consumers, policy makers and other stakeholders can refer as we develop new policies," said Christine Bechtel, Vice President of the National Partnership for ...

News Coverage | May 9, 2011

Women take ownership in spite of pay gap - Bradenton Herald

A week or so later, new figures released by the National Partnership for Women & Families show the gender wage gap is as big as ever. Full-time working women in Florida are paid $7013 less ...

News Coverage | April 25, 2011

Study explains gender pay gap - Great Falls Tribune

It is long past time to close the gender-based wage gap, said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families. "With women playing an increasingly important role as family ...

News Coverage | April 24, 2011

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