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Forced to Work Sick? That's Fine With Disney, Red Lobster, and Their Friends at ALEC - Mother Jones

They "are overwhelmingly responsible for taking a kid to the doctor," points out Vicki Shabo, the director of work and family programs at the National Partnership for Women and Families, so the inability to take paid sick leave affects them disproportionately.

News Coverage | June 27, 2013 | Work and Family

New York diners relax. Paid sick leave is now the law. - Washington Post

Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, which advocates for paid sick leave, believes that New York’s size and the override of Bloomberg’s veto helps add to the momentum in other cities and states considering similar legislation.

News Coverage | June 27, 2013 | Work and Family

A Closer Look: The Debate Over Meaningful Use Stage 2 Delay - HealthBiz Decoded

"We cannot afford to delay bringing America’s health information system into the 21st Century," said Mark Savage, Director of Health IT Policy and Programs for the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | June 25, 2013 | Health Care, Health Information Technology (IT)

Supreme Court Raises the Bar in Bias Cases - Wall Street Journal

Many supervisors lack formal authority to hire and fire, but still have a high degree of influence over a worker's daily experience, said Judith Lichtman, senior adviser to the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | June 24, 2013 | Workplace Fairness

How workplace harassers won big - Salon

The problem has not gone away, at all: According to an amicus brief in the Vance case filed by the National Partnership for Women and Families... "Over the past decade, the number of charges filed with the EEOC and state and local fair employment practice agencies alleging harassment has grown by 25%."

News Coverage | June 24, 2013 | Workplace Fairness

High Court Sides With Employers In Discrimination Suits - NPR

SARAH CRAWFORD: The ball is once again in Congress' court to correct the error into which this court has fallen. And I can tell you that groups like ours will be exploring actions that Congress can take to help victims of employment discrimination.

News Coverage | June 24, 2013 | Workplace Fairness

Paid Sick Leave Laws Preemptively Voided By Republican Governors - Huffington Post

"These bills are really hurting workers, in addition to taking away local control to decide what's best for communities," said Vicki Shabo, of the National Partnership for Women & Families, which supports sick-leave mandates.

News Coverage | June 18, 2013 | Work and Family

This Year’s Health Care Transformation Oscar Goes To… - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Another long-term co-lead for the project, Debra Ness of the National Partnership for Women & Families observes, "It is important to identify the end goal of what we are trying to achieve."

News Coverage | June 17, 2013 | Health Care

Dems Rebrand Minimum Wage, Sick Leave As Women's Issues To Pressure GOP - Huffington Post

"I think groups like MomsRising, Ultraviolet and EMILY's List, coupled with the power of public policy organizations like ours, makes this exquisitely the right time to talk about these issues in this way," said Judith Lichtman, senior adviser to the National Partnership of Women and Families.

News Coverage | June 17, 2013 | Workplace Fairness, Work and Family

Paid leave lets dads build parenting foundation - CNN

Beside, unpaid leave is not a financial option for most Americans, said Vicki Shabo, director of work and family programs for the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | June 16, 2013 | Work and Family

Rep. Franks Rape Comment Has Democrats Salivating Over 2014 - U.S. News & World Report

"It is a little shocking how tone deaf those members of Congress and those in states who continue to push for restrictions on women's reproductive health are," says Andrea Friedman, the director of reproductive health programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families, a non-profit group that advocates for a woman's right to choose.

News Coverage | June 13, 2013 | Reproductive Health

House Panel Votes to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks of Pregnancy - Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire

“The House Judiciary Committee continued its outrageous and irresponsible attack on women’s health today by passing legislation that would impose a 20-week ban on abortion nationwide,” said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families...

News Coverage | June 12, 2013 | Reproductive Health

Channeling Todd Akin on Rape - Bloomberg's "Political Capital"

"The debate that unfolded in the committee today was deeply disturbing and a profound disservice to women," said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | June 12, 2013 | Reproductive Health

Q&A with Mark Savage: Why consumers say MU should not be delayed - Healthcare IT News

Mark Savage, director of health information technology policy and programs with the National Partnership, takes the consumer's standpoint in EHR adoption and use — meaning he is a supporter of strengthening, rather than delaying, the meaningful use program.

News Coverage | June 3, 2013 | Health Care, Health Information Technology (IT)

Employers Get Leeway on Health Incentives - New York Times

Judith L. Lichtman, a senior adviser at the National Partnership for Women and Families, said that penalties in wellness programs could have “an unjustified disparate impact” in violation of civil rights laws.

News Coverage | May 29, 2013 | Health Care, Workplace Fairness

Can Facebook and Reddit Fix America's Maternity Leave Problem? - Mother Jones

According to the National Partnership for Women and Families (NPWF), only 11 percent of US workers have access to paid parental leave, leaving the rest to rely on some combination of vacation days, sick and disability leave, and employer sympathy.

News Coverage | May 28, 2013 | Work and Family

Don’t delay Stage 3 of Meaningful Use, say consumer groups - EHR Intelligence

Changing or delaying Stage 3 of meaningful use would only harm patients, says the Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH) and the Campaign for Better Care (CBC) in response to a recent white paper released by a group of six Republican senators questioning the trajectory of the HITECH Act and the EHR Incentive Program.

News Coverage | May 20, 2013 | Campaigns, Campaign for Better Care, Health Care, Health Information Technology (IT)

The GOP's sham support for working families - Politico

A post-election survey for National Partnership for Women & Families found that 96 percent of self-described Democrats, 87 percent of Independents, and 73 percent of Republicans believe it is important for Congress to consider new laws including paid sick days and family and medical leave insurance.

News Coverage | May 13, 2013 | Work and Family

Why dads pass on paid paternity leave - Wall Street Journal's "Marketwatch"

Only 50% of first-time mothers get any paid leave at all after their child is born, "and that paid leave comes from cobbling together vacation, sick, disability, personal and any designated maternity leave," says Judith Lichtman, senior adviser for the organization.

News Coverage | May 12, 2013 | Work and Family

Republicans defy White House veto threat, pass workplace law - Reuters

Critics - including...the National Partnership for Women and Families - complain that despite Republican claims to the contrary the measure lacks adequate enforcement.

News Coverage | May 8, 2013 | Work and Family

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