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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

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

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

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

Only three US states have paid family leave policies – will New York be next? - The Guardian

(Statistics provided by the National Partnership for Women & Families)

News Coverage | March 17, 2015 | Work and Family

In latest Senate controversy over abortion, both sides played a role - McClatchy DC

“It adds insult to injury to hold up the vote to confirm Lynch until that bill passes,” said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | March 16, 2015 | Health Care, Reproductive Health, Maternity

National women’s groups urge Cuomo to push paid family leave - Capital

“According to you, Albany’s appetite for change has been filled by other policies that seek to advance women’s equality, and which deserve to be addressed first," said the letter, which was signed by female leaders from the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce, the National Partnership for Women and Families, A.F.L.-C.I.O., and the Center for American Progress.

News Coverage | March 16, 2015 | Work and Family

Senate must confirm Loretta Lynch now - The Hill

"At this moment in history, when we have had so many reminders that discrimination still pervades our workplaces and communities, confirmation of Lynch to serve as attorney general would send a powerful and badly needed message that lawmakers can put aside partisanship and petty squabbling when so much is at stake'" said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | March 12, 2015 | Work and Family

‘Fetal Anesthesia’: The Creative New Way To Limit Abortion Access And Enshrine Bad Science Into Law - ThinkProgress

According to a recent report from the National Partnership for Women & Families, 33 states currently have at least one of those “bad medicine” laws on the books.

News Coverage | March 11, 2015 | Health Care, Reproductive Health, Maternity

City, county leading the region, country with paid parental leave for municipal employees - Pittsburgh City Paper

"Pennsylvania doesn't really do much beyond what federal law requires, and beyond extended benefits for some state workers," says Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families. Her organization gave Pennsylvania a grade of D on its report about the 50 states' family-leave policies.

News Coverage | March 4, 2015 | Work and Family

Is There a Business Case For Patient Engagement? - The Health Care Blog

One group applauding the new regulations is the National Partnership for Women & Families. Christine Bechtel, vice president of the NPWF, said in a statement that the rule “recognizes the essential role that providers and their staff play encouraging patients to use this online access.”

News Coverage | March 4, 2015 | Health Care, Health Information Technology (IT)

Our C-Section Rate Won't Budge—Is It Because We Don't Trust Women's Hormones? - Pacific Standard Magazine

Childbirth Connection, the group behind the report (and now part of the National Partnership for Women and Families) organized the publication in such a way that you can read the meaty executive summary in under an hour, send the Pathway to a Healthy Birth booklet to your pregnant friend, or geek out on the full report.

News Coverage | March 3, 2015 | Health Care, Reproductive Health, Maternity

Silicon Valley's Best and Worst Jobs for New Moms (and Dads) - The Atlantic

“We find ourselves at a crossroads, where our workforce demographics, family demographics, and population dynamics are changing,” said Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families. “Big tech companies are on the leading edge of supporting families and some tech leaders are speaking out, but by and large, companies don’t necessarily see their own interest or the public interest in creating these policies.”

News Coverage | March 2, 2015 | Work and Family

Supporting Working Families - Vicki Shabo - Wharton Work/Life Integration Project, Sirius XM 111

“These issues are gaining so much momentum, and we’re seeing news article after news article writing that [paid leave and paid sick days are] 'the next big thing,' but it’s up to the people to bring these changes to fruition," said Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | March 1, 2015 | Work and Family

Hillary Clinton, Patricia Arquette, World Wrestling Entertainment exec agree: Equal pay for equal work - The Sacramento Bee

Women are shorted by more than $33.6 billion annually because of the wage gap, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families, which advocates on women’s issues.

News Coverage | February 28, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

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