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Record 51% of moms get maternity leave - CNN Money

About a quarter of poverty spells in the U.S. - when income falls below what's needed for basic living expenses - begin with the birth of a child, according to a 2005 study from the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | November 15, 2011

Study links maternity leave, level of education - Columbus Dispatch

Study links maternity leave, level of education Columbus Dispatch "We know that there are economic imperatives for women to be working," said Vicki Shabo, with the National Partnership for Women and Families, a Washington, DC- based advocacy ...

News Coverage | November 10, 2011

Conservatives Respond To Cain Accusations By Dismissing Sexual Harassment As ... - Media Matters for America

Conservatives Respond To Cain Accusations By Dismissing Sexual Harassment As ... Media Matters for America From the National Partnership for Women & Families: Sexual harassment can have a devastating impact on victims' lives. Victims of sexual ...

News Coverage | November 3, 2011

Gender wage gap still a part of Alaska's workforce - NECN

Gender wage gap still a part of Alaska's workforce NECN The National Partnership for Women and Families recently did a study using 2009 US Census data and found the national average for women was 77 cents for men's dollars with that average being ...

News Coverage | November 3, 2011

Why Sick Leave Is Important For LGBT Families - ThinkProgress

This morning, the Center for American Progress and the National Partnership for Women & Families hosted a discussion with Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy on the growing momentum for paid sick days laws.

News Coverage | October 25, 2011 |

OFCCP's Pay Data Collection Tool Proposal Draws More Than Two Thousand Comments - BNA

BNA The Leadership Conference, the National Partnership for Women & Families, and others also urged the agency to include in the tool an inquiry on whether a ...

News Coverage | October 25, 2011

New ACO deal boosts cash incentive, vows less oversight - ModernHealthcare.com

"In the end, we see this rule as a reasonable compromise," said the coalition's president, Debra Ness. Not everyone agreed. Leah Binder, CEO of the Leapfrog Group, an ...

News Coverage | October 24, 2011

House Passes HR 358, the "Let Women Die" Act of 2011 - RH Reality Check (blog)

RH Reality Check (blog) "Extremists prevailed today in the House of Representatives," said Debra Ness of the National Partnership for Women and Families, "proving again ...

News Coverage | October 14, 2011

Women's groups, union attack Wal-Mart - Washington Post

Reuters Women's groups, union attack Wal-Mart Washington Post "Wal-Mart can be a place for opportunity and equity for women and set a standard for employers nationwide," said Judith L. Lichtman, senior adviser for the National Partnership for ...

News Coverage | October 6, 2011

Paid sick leave action in Seattle keeps issue hot in Denver - Examiner

Seattle’s decision to become the third major city in the nation to require paid sick leave and the act drew praise from several groups who are deeply involved in the push to make paid sick leaves mandatory for workers in Denver, including the National Partnership for Women and Families, who called the passage of the initiative “groundbreaking”.

News Coverage | September 19, 2011 |

Different Takes: How To Set The Health Law's Essential Benefits Package - Kaiser Health News

Kaiser Health News Different Takes: How To Set The Health Law's Essential Benefits Package Kaiser Health News James Dunnigan; A. Mark Fendrick, who directs the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design; and Debra L. Ness, ...

News Coverage | September 16, 2011

Different Takes: How To Set The Health Law's Essential Benefits Package - Kaiser Health News

Different Takes: How To Set The Health Law's Essential Benefits Package Kaiser Health News Commentaries follow from Utah Rep. James Dunnigan; A. Mark Fendrick, who directs the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design; and ...

News Coverage | September 15, 2011

Getting Sick Doesn't Pay - Equal Voice

“A lot of momentum is building around the country,” said Vicki Shabo, director of work and family programs at the National Partnership for Women and Families. “We know that people see it as a common sense issue.”

News Coverage | September 13, 2011 |

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

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