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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.

Quantifying America’s Gender Wage Gap by Race

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.

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)

The Healthy Families Act Fact Sheet

FACT SHEET | The Healthy Families Act would set a national paid sick days standard – a critical step toward meeting the health and financial needs of working families.

Family Caregivers Need Paid Sick Days

FACT SHEET | Many family caregivers are struggling to manage both their caregiving responsibilities and the jobs they need to support their families because they lack access to basic workplace supports.

National Partnership Comments on CMS Quality Payment Program for 2018 Proposed Rule (August 2017)

Healthy Kids, Healthy Schools: The Case for a National Paid Sick Days Standard

FACT SHEET | Both parents and educators know firsthand the importance of keeping children healthy, and access to paid sick days for parents can make a real difference.

Treatment for Drug Use and the Need for Paid Family and Medical Leave

FACT SHEET | A national paid leave plan would help provide economic security for working people who need time away from their jobs to seek or provide care related to drug use and dependence.

Schedules That Work

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

Continuous Support for Women During Childbirth: 2017 Cochrane Review Update Key Takeaways

Paid Sick Days Lead to Cost Savings for All

FACT SHEET | A fact sheet on how paid sick days lead to reduced government spending, savings for employers, economic security for families and a stronger economy.

The MACRA Quality Payment Program 2018 Proposed Rule Slides

Group Letter to Congress in Support of Real Paid Leave (2017)

A letter from more than 340 organizations and companies to Congress urging them to support real paid leave and to reject alternatives, like the Trump administration's FY 2018 budget proposal

Bad Medicine: How a Political Agenda is Undermining Women's Health Care in Louisiana (Issue Brief)

Testimony of Sarah Fleisch Fink, National Partnership, to General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development, H. 2172, S. 1048

Director of Workplace Policy and Senior Counsel Sarah Fleisch Fink urges the committee to advance the strongest possible versions of H. 2172 and S. 1048.

Our Aging, Caring Nation: Why a U.S. Paid Leave Plan Must Provide More Than Time to Care for New Children

ISSUE BRIEF | An analysis of research on the health, financial and economic effects of paid leave policies, along with demographic and labor force data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Paid Family and Medical Leave: Busting 10 Common Myths with Facts and Evidence

FACT SHEET | There is a growing body of evidence that shows paid leave is the right policy for workers, families, businesses and the country, but misconceptions and unfounded concerns can threaten progress.

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.

About the Listening to Mothers in California Survey

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.

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