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Real workers need a real paid leave solution - The Hill

"We are thrilled that the country has moved on to this new chapter in the national paid leave debate. Consensus about the problem creates a historic opportunity to advance solutions ... The country will benefit if this is the beginning of real dialogue among people and organizations that care about finding a real solution," write National Partnership President Debra Ness and Vice President Vicki Shabo.

News Coverage | June 14, 2017 | Work and Family

How to Fight For Paternity Leave When Your Company Doesn’t Offer It - Fatherly

“The best workplaces — like Deloitte — will ask their employees what their workforce needs to be happier and more productive,” says Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | June 12, 2017 | Work and Family

Hospitals Are Becoming The Biggest Risk Factor For Unnecessary C-Sections - Reports Healthcare

The report by Childbirth Connection also revealed a number of factors how a C-section can be harmful to the mother and ranked them on a scale from very small to very large.

News Coverage | June 9, 2017 | Maternity

Why does American work feel so bad? - USA Today

"You end up with this perfect storm where workplace and public policies are mismatched to what the workforce and families need," said Vicki Shabo, vice president at the non-partisan National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | June 4, 2017 | Work and Family

4 Organizations Doing Great Things for Mothers - Huffington Post

The [National Partnership] is a heavy lifter when it comes to campaigning for more substantial health care coverage including workplace benefits like paid sick leave, eliminating the gender pay gap and ending discrimination against pregnant women and new moms in the office.

News Coverage | June 1, 2017 | Health Care, Workplace Fairness, Work and Family

New law supports women with healthy pregnancies - Business Vermont

“When a pregnancy is relatively typical, uncomplicated, it’s difficult for employees to be granted simple requests such as more frequent bathroom breaks or to carry a water bottle,” said Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | May 26, 2017 | Workplace Fairness, Work and Family

Does Trump's Paid-Leave Policy Go Far Enough? - Refinery29

"The Trump administration’s paid parental-leave proposal would do more harm than good by, among other things, offering only six weeks of paid leave and only to new parents." - Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | May 23, 2017 | Work and Family

Guaranteed paid leave for new parents included in 2018 US budget proposal - The Guardian

“A paid leave plan that continues the current state-by-state patchwork, only provides six weeks of leave when we have a clearly established 12-week national standard, guarantees leave only for new parents and is not funded responsibly would do more harm than good,” Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, said in a statement.

News Coverage | May 22, 2017 | Work and Family

Your Biggest C-Section Risk May Be Your Hospital - Consumer Reports

Less than 1 percent of women actually asked for a C-section without a medical reason for it, according to a survey of 1,314 new mothers conducted by Childbirth Connection, part of the nonprofit National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | May 16, 2017 | Maternity

It’s past time to Stop Politicians from Turning Lies into Anti-Abortion Laws - Corpus Christi Caller-Times

"Abortion is one of the safest medical procedures in the United States and an integral part of women’s health care. Our laws should reflect that reality," write National Partnership Vice President Sarah Lipton-Lubet and Texas Freedom Network Education Fund President Kathy Miller.

News Coverage | May 11, 2017 | Reproductive Health

Businesses Push Back On Paid-Sick-Leave Laws - NPR

Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, says her group's post-election poll showed 82 percent support for paid sick leave. She says support is nonpartisan. "That includes two-thirds of Republicans, three-quarters of independents and virtually all Democrats," she says.

News Coverage | May 6, 2017 | Work and Family

The Biggest Ways the AHCA Will Hurt Working Moms - Working Mother

"We see this as a full-fledged attack on women’s health,” says Stephanie Glover, senior health policy analyst at the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | May 5, 2017 | Health Care, Reproductive Health, Maternity

House GOP Advances Obamacare Repeal Targeting Women’s Health Care - Rewire

“In a callous move that imperils women’s health and economic security, the House of Representatives today passed the [AHCA], an atrocious and damaging bill that would strip health coverage from 24 million people, raise health care costs for millions more, gut Medicaid and deny millions of people access to preventive and potentially life-saving care at Planned Parenthood health centers,” Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, said in a statement.

News Coverage | May 4, 2017 | Health Care, Reproductive Health

Could Universal Paid Family Leave Be On the Horizon? (And Why You Should Care.) - Goop

“This is a gender equality issue, an economic security issue, a competitiveness issue and—at the most basic level—a human issue. We all have families. We all get sick. We live in the wealthiest country in the world and there is no reason whatsoever that we should not have a basic paid leave standard,” said National Partnership Vice President Vicki Shabo in a Q & A interview for Goop.

News Coverage | April 27, 2017 | Work and Family

Trump is trying to repeal Obamacare again, but he still doesn't have the votes - Los Angeles Times

“This latest attempt to repeal the ACA is full of broken promises and deceptive rhetoric,” said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families. “While President Trump and leaders in Congress promised to protect health coverage for those with preexisting conditions, this new plan undermines this critically important and wildly popular ACA provision.”

News Coverage | April 20, 2017 | Health Care

Reminder To Progressives: Abortion Is An Economic Issue - Huffington Post

“Having a baby is the most expensive health event that families face during their childbearing years. At the same time, a lack of workplace supports for many women during this critical time means a woman may not have paid sick days for prenatal appointments or well-baby care, or paid family and medical leave to use after giving birth,” said Sarah Lipton-Lubet, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | April 20, 2017 | Reproductive Health, Maternity, Work and Family

Obama’s Sick Leave Order Survives Under Trump, for Now - Bloomberg BNA

“We were glad to see that it’s still in place, and we would hope that if and when Acosta is confirmed he will continue to maintain and enforce the executive order and won’t advocate for rescission,” Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, told Bloomberg BNA.

News Coverage | April 17, 2017 | Work and Family

Cities are finally banning employers from asking everyone's least-favorite interview question - Business Insider

Sarah Fleisch Fink, director of workplace policy and senior counsel at the National Partnership for Women & Families, says the bans are an important step in the ongoing fight for equal pay.

News Coverage | April 13, 2017 | Workplace Fairness

Health-Care Benefits for Vulnerable Populations Face Death By a Thousand Cuts - Rewire

National Partnership for Women & Families Vice President Sarah Lipton-Lubet said, “Millions of women rely on Medicaid for health coverage and access to care–from family planning to maternity care to nursing home care.”

News Coverage | April 12, 2017 | Health Care, Reproductive Health, Maternity

Congress Mulls Comp Time for Private Employers - HR Daily Advisor

“What we’re doing here is providing an out for employers that don’t want to take the high road and pay their employees the money that they’re owed at the time that they are owed it,” said Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | April 11, 2017 | Workplace Fairness, Work and Family

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