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Senate GOP blocks equal pay bill - MSNBC

The National Partnership for Women and Families said in a statement after the vote, “It is inexcusable that partisanship and baseless attacks have blocked this common sense bill.”

News Coverage | April 9, 2014

This Is Why We're Still Talking About Equal Pay - Huffington Post

“The wage gap is simply unacceptable. We must do much more to end discrimination so we no longer deny millions of women the fair pay they need and deserve,” Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families said in a statement.

News Coverage | April 8, 2014

Equal pay for US women taken up by Senate as study highlights gender gap - The Guardian

“Unfair wages cause real and lasting harm to women, the families they support, and to our economy,” said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Woman and Families.

News Coverage | April 8, 2014

California women make 84 cents for every $1 men do, report says - Los Angeles Times

In the Golden State, a woman who works a full-time job earns, on average, $41,956 a year, compared with $50,139 for a man who works full time, according to an analysis from the nonprofit advocacy group the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | April 8, 2014

Push for equal pay moves beyond Texas - Houston Chronicle

A recent state-by-state analysis by the National Partnership for Women and Families found that women in the United States earn an average of 77 cents to every dollar men make. The study, which is based on data from the U.S. Census, found even larger gaps in pay for African-American and Latina women.

News Coverage | April 8, 2014

Conservatives Push Back Against Equal Pay Efforts - Huffington Post

"With women making up nearly half the workforce and serving as essential breadwinners in two-thirds of households, it’s time to finally put ‘Mad Men’-era wage policies in the past," said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | April 7, 2014

Study: 'Wage gap' costs women each year food for 1.1 years, seven months of rent, or 1,900 gallons of gas - Miami Herald

Women who are employed full-time in Florida are paid just 84 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap in wages of $6,687, according to a study released on Monday. That means that Florida women lose a combined total of nearly $17.4 billion every year – money that could strengthen the state economy and provide critical support to the more than 950,000 Florida households headed by women, according to an analysis by the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | April 7, 2014

Gender gap: Los Angeles City Hall women paid 83 cents for every $1 that men get - Los Angeles Daily News

The national average is 77 cents for women nationally, but 92 cents in Los Angeles and 85 cents in California, according to census data compiled by the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | March 27, 2014

How a Pennsylvania Domestic Violence Bill Became Anti-Worker and Anti-Survivor - RH Reality Check

According to the National Partnership for Women & Families, victims of severe domestic violence miss nearly eight million days of paid work each year, with between 25 and 50 percent of survivors reporting losing employment “at least in part due to domestic violence.”

News Coverage | March 27, 2014

The 12 Best Rally Signs: My Birth Control Is Not My Boss’s Business! - BuzzFeed

What had us chanting and dancing in the snowfall for hours? Our “Not My Boss’s Business” rally outside of the Supreme Court! We rallied outside while justices heard oral arguments for a case that would give bosses the right to deny their employees birth control coverage just because they oppose it.

News Coverage | March 26, 2014

Austin Fights For Equal Pay - KEYE-TV

News Coverage | March 21, 2014

Will new guidelines to reduce C-sections change maternity care in St. Louis? - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“The consensus statement has the potential to be a game-changer in ongoing efforts to improve the quality of maternal health care, and maternal and child health outcomes,” the National Partnership for Women and Families said in a statement.

News Coverage | March 18, 2014

Top 20 Best-Paying Jobs For Women 2014 - Forbes

Vicki Shabo, Director of Work and Family Programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families, says the same factors–non-linear careers, greater responsibilities at home, and outright discrimination–that maintain the wage gap in lower-earning professions are shaping the conversation around compensation in top-tier professions as well.

News Coverage | March 14, 2014

The Secret Benefits Of Paid Sick Days For All - ThinkProgress

Guaranteed paid leave reinforces “the idea of caregiving and taking care of oneself as a value and a norm, standardized across gender,” Vicki Shabo, director of work and family programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families, added.

News Coverage | March 13, 2014 | Work and Family

Members of Congress Urge that Stage 3 Address Health Disparities - HIMSS

The letter, addressed to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, MHA, RN, and National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, urged them to take a look at the Consumer Partnership for eHealth’s Disparities Action Plan that was submitted to the Health IT Policy Committee on August 7, 2013. The Members pointed to four recommendations that they think would address immediate needs:

News Coverage | March 13, 2014

Obama's Overtime Move Designed To Excite Base, Swing Voters - NPR

At the progressive National Partnership for Women and Families, president Debra Ness hailed Obama's move as a big step for "women and working families."

News Coverage | March 12, 2014

Democratic Lawmakers Propose Requiring Paid Sick Days - Wisconsin Public Radio

“When families can't afford the basics, local businesses lose sales,“ said Vicki Shabo of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | March 12, 2014 | Work and Family

President Obama’s plan to make more workers eligible for overtime pay could be a seismic shift

“It’s a very welcome and badly needed move to promote fair pay,” said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | March 12, 2014

Obama executive order to expand overtime pay - Washington Post's "Federal Eye"

Worker advocates have expressed support for the White House plan. Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, said the order is “very welcome and badly needed move to promote fair pay by requiring employers to pay more low-wage workers the wages they rightfully deserve for overtime work.”

News Coverage | March 12, 2014

Dignity in Childbirth - Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing

Similarly, Childbirth Connection released their third national Listening to Mothers survey in 2013 and reported that among women who had a singleton infant during 2011–2012, 17% rated US maternity care as fair or poor.

News Coverage | March 11, 2014

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