National Partnership for Women & Families

Resource Library: Workplace Fairness

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2018 Midterm Elections Saw Candidates in Competitive Races Embrace Equal Pay, Paid Leave and Related Issues in Record Numbers – and Win

MEMO | 2018 Midterm Elections Saw Candidates in Competitive Races Embrace Equal Pay, Paid Leave and Related Issues in Record Numbers – and Win


Know Your Rights: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Spanish

Conozca sus derechos: Acoso sexual en el lugar de trabajo


Quantifying America’s Gender Wage Gap by Race

FACT SHEET | Women of color in the United States experience the nation's persistent and pervasive gender wage gap most severely. U.S. Census Bureau data reveal the size of that gap by race. (September 2018)


Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnant Workers: State and Local Laws

A summary of existing state and local laws that require employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers.


An Analysis of the Gender Wage Gap by Congressional District

CHART | An analysis of the gender wage gap by congressional district (April 2018)


Sexual Harassment and the Gender Wage Gap

Despite being prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, workplace sexual harassment remains pervasive and pernicious. Sexual harassment is one of many manifestations of power imbalances in the workplace.


Latinas and the Wage Gap

FACT SHEET | A look at what the wage gap means for Latinas, especially in the 25 states with the largest populations of employed Latina women.


America’s Women and the Wage Gap

FACT SHEET | Overall, women in the United States are paid 80 cents for every dollar paid to men. When women lose income, their economic security and that of their families is diminished. (September 2018)


Letter to Congress From Women's Community Opposing GOP Tax Plans

A 2017 letter to Congress from 92 organizations dedicated to advancing the health, economic security and opportunity of women and families and eradicating their barriers to success to express opposition to the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.”


The Paycheck Fairness Act: A Section-by-Section Summary

A section-by-section legislative summary of the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would combat pay discrimination that contributes to the gender wage gap.


Women's Community Letter to the Senate HELP Committee on the Nomination of Janet Dhillon for Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Letter from the women's community and allies to Senate HELP committee on Janet Dhillon, nominee for chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)


Schedules That Work

FACT SHEET | Federal level scheduling standards would go a long way toward providing the predictability and financial stability workers need.


The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: A Section-by-Section Summary

A section-by-section summary of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which would ensure reasonable workplace accommodations for pregnant women who need them.


Fact Sheet: The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

FACT SHEET | Details on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and why it is critical for pregnant workers and their families that Congress take action.


Standing Up for Women and Families in 2017

In 2017, the National Partnership for Women & Families is urging members of Congress and the administration to stand up for women and families by supporting the following legislative agenda.


The Paycheck Fairness Act

FACT SHEET | Enactment of the Paycheck Fairness Act would be a critical step forward in the fight for fair pay for women.


The Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court: A Threat to Women, Workers and All Those Who Fact Discrimination

Judge Gorsuch's elevation to the U.S. Supreme Court would be devastating for all who care about women's health and rights and about stopping discrimination.


Not Enough Family Friendly Policies: High Stakes for Women and Families

FACT SHEET | Women make up nearly half of the U.S. workforce and are the primary or co-breadwinners in two-thirds of families. But our nation’s public policies don’t reflect this reality.


Letter to U.S. Senate HELP Committee Opposing the Nomination of Andrew Puzder for U.S. Secretary of Labor

Letter from National Partnership President Debra L. Ness to U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chair Alexander and Ranking Member Murray expressing strong opposition of the nomination of Andrew Puzder as U.S. Secretary of Labor


Quantifying America’s Gender Wage Gap Among Key Groups (2016)

America’s women and families continue to suffer from a persistent and pervasive gender wage gap. U.S. Census Bureau data reveal the typical size of that gap for women who hold full-time, year-round jobs, as well as for key subgroups of women.


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