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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'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

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

Racism’s at Root of Adegbile Denial - Colorlines

From the National Partnership for Women and Families: “At a time when gender- and race-based wage discrimination persist, when complaints of pregnancy discrimination are on the rise, and when women and men of color too often are denied opportunities to advance their careers, confirming a fair and tireless advocate should have been an easy call and a top priority for every senator.”

News Coverage | March 10, 2014

House members urge Tavenner to see value of mobile platforms - Modern Healthcare

Twenty-four House members have sent a letter to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner calling on the federal government to use the Stage 3 meaningful-use criteria of the EHR incentive payment program to address health disparities, while also embracing mobile platforms.

News Coverage | March 10, 2014

Businesses Must Improve Their Family Policies—For ‘Distressed Babies’ and All Workers - RH Reality Check

“Business owners play a key role in confirming that family-friendly workplace policies like paid sick days and paid family and medical leave are win-win for employees and employers,” Vicki Shabo, director of work and family programs at the National Partnership, told RH Reality Check.

News Coverage | March 7, 2014

House lawmakers push Sebelius to reduce health disparities - Government Health IT

The House members provided recommendations to the administration about integrating disparity reduction opportunities in Stage 3 of the meaningful use incentive program and encouraged the administration to look at key tenets of the Consumer Partnership for eHealth’s Disparities Action Plan for guidance.

News Coverage | March 7, 2014

Congress wants meaningful use to address health disparities - EHR Intelligence

News Coverage | March 7, 2014

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