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5 things you need to know about today's Equal Pay Day, wage gap - The Plain Dealer

The wage gap between minority women and white men is even larger than the overall gap between men and women, according to an analysis released this week by the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | April 14, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

Women still make less than men, and it costs them billions every year - Mashable

A full-time female employee in the United States makes 78 cents for every dollar a man earns, according to a new report published by the nonprofit organization the National Partnership for Women & Families

News Coverage | April 14, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

On Equal Pay Day, Congress Still Divided Over How to Address Wage Discrimination - Bloomberg BNA's "Daily Labor Report"

The White House and congressional Democrats maintain that female workers earn 78 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts, citing data compiled by the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | April 14, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

Working Parents Should Be Very Happy About This Obscure Senate Vote - Huffington Post

Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, said, “There was not a big lobbying effort around this amendment,” she said. “The vote was a surprise -- but a very positive surprise.”

News Coverage | April 6, 2015 | Work and Family

Health IT Groups Comment on ONC’s Interoperability Roadmap - Healthcare Informatics

The Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH), the alliance of multiple patient-centered nonprofit groups led by the National Partnership for Women & Families, applauded ONC for emphasizing partnerships between patients—as well as their families and caregivers—and providers.

News Coverage | April 3, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

Several Groups Submit Comments on ONC's Interoperability Roadmap - iHealthBeat

In its comments, the Consumer Partnership for eHealth, a non-partisan coalition led by the National Partnership for Women & Families, applauded ONC and also offered several recommendations.

News Coverage | April 3, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

Microsoft Requires Suppliers Give Their Employees 15 Days of Paid Sick Leave - Bloomberg BNA's "Human Resources Report"

Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, told Bloomberg BNA in an interview April 2 that Microsoft's move is “an interesting first step we haven't seen others do.”

News Coverage | April 2, 2015 | Work and Family

Consumer Partnership for eHealth praises ONC's interoperability plan - Becker's Health IT & CIO Review

The Consumer Partnership for eHealth, a Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan coalition established in 2005 and led by the National Partnership for Women & Families, said in its comments the ONC's plan supports a learning health system and the interoperability plan is inclusive of multiple types of health systems and individuals.

News Coverage | April 2, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

Health IT groups praise interoperability roadmap - FierceHealthIT

The Consumer Partnership for eHealth, a non-partisan coalition led by the National Partnership for Women & Families, and Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) both recently wrote to National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo with praise for the document, as well as recommendations for what can be changed, expanded and clarified.

News Coverage | April 2, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

Partnership lauds draft roadmap citing focus on patient participation - Clinical Innovation+Technology

The Consumer Partnership for eHealth said the roadmap “can help make health information technology the engine of successful reform that it can and should be,” said National Partnership for Women & Families President Debra L. Ness.

News Coverage | March 31, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

Health insurance exchanges need an upgrade - The Baltimore Sun

The exchange websites should further improve their navigation features. The National Partnership for Women & Families recently investigated and highlighted the best aspects of each exchange. States should work to upgrade their exchanges based on those findings.

News Coverage | March 30, 2015 | Health Care

Pregnant at Work? What the Supreme Court's Latest Decision Means for You - What To Expect

"This unmistakably says that pregnant women have equal protection in the workplace under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act," says Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families. She also highlights the significance of Justice Kennedy's dissent.

News Coverage | March 30, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

Analysis finds unequal pay for women on California Capitol - Associated Press/San Jose Mercury News

The National Partnership for Women & Families estimates that the inequality costs women across California $37 billion annually.

News Coverage | March 29, 2015 | Work and Family

The Unexpected Burden of Pregnancy at Work - The Nation

A clear nationwide standard, according to Vicki Shabo of the National Partnership for Women & Families, would protect all women at work, “eliminating the need for workers to go to court to determine whether an employer must provide accommodations for pregnancy,” thus ensuring their rights at work aren’t dependent on an employer’s whim.

News Coverage | March 27, 2015 | Work and Family

Senate Shock: Bipartisan Support for Paid Sick Days - RH Reality Check

“To see 61 senators—Democrats and Republicans—go on record in support of paid sick days is a clear sign that elected officials are hearing from their constituents and taking note of the many cities and states that are adopting paid sick days laws, which are working well for businesses, economies, workers and families,” Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | March 27, 2015 | Work and Family

Taking aim at tech industry inequality, Microsoft extends paid leave to thousands of contractors - Washington Post's "Wonkblog"

“This is one way of changing culture, and changing business practices, and ultimately changing public policy,” said Vicki Shabo, who oversees workplace programs at the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | March 26, 2015 | Work and Family

Pregnant worker wins in Supreme Court, but should Congress boost discrimination protections? - The Business Journals

“But voluntary measures will not be enough, given how pervasive pregnancy discrimination is in our country,” said Judith Lichtman, senior adviser for the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | March 25, 2015 | Maternity, Workplace Fairness, Work and Family, Judges and Supreme Court

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Pregnant Workers - Glamour

"Any ruling that will mean fewer pregnant women face discrimination in the workplace is good for women, good for families, and good for our economy and our country," said Judith L. Lichtman, a senior advisor at the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | March 25, 2015 | Maternity, Workplace Fairness, Work and Family, Judges and Supreme Court

Paid Family Leave Is Primed for a National Debate - U.S. News & World Report

“The evidence from the states show that the concerns that [opponents] raise are unfounded,”​ says Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families. “The parade of horribles that they listed before passage hasn't happened.”

News Coverage | March 23, 2015 | Work and Family

Democrats Want To Guarantee Your Right To Seek A Flexible Work Schedule - Huffington Post

“I do think the positive thing here is we're increasingly seeing both Democrats and Republicans identifying a fundamental problem, which is that our workplace policies don’t reflect the needs that working families have,” said Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families. “At this point, Democrats and Republicans just have very different solutions in mind.”

News Coverage | March 18, 2015 | Work and Family

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