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In 2015, the National Partnership for Women & Families is urging members of Congress to stand up for women and families by supporting the following legislative agenda.
A letter from women's organizations urging Senator Reid to protect the provisions of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order.
Chairman Alexander, Ranking Member Murray, Members of the Committee, my name is Judith Lichtman, and I am Senior Advisor at the National Partnership for Women & Families. Thank you for the opportunity to offer recommendations on ensuring nondiscrimination in employer wellness programs, to be considered today in conjunction with the committee’s hearing.
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.
A summary of existing state and local laws that require employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers.
A memo summarizing the results of the National Partnership’s analysis of the campaign websites of all 2014 general election candidates for governor, U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.
November 2014 poll results confirm that, by an overwhelmingly majority, voters nationwide support policies that promote their economic security such as paid sick days and paid family and medical leave.
A letter from the National Partnership and partner organizations expressing support for the nominations of David Lopez and Charlotte Burrows as EEOC General Counsel and Commissioner, respectively.
FACT SHEET | Nationally, on average, a woman who holds a full-time, year-round job is paid $39,157 per year while a man who holds a full-time, year-round job is paid $50,033 per year. This means that, overall, women in the United States are paid 78 cents for every dollar paid to men.
The amici argue that denying pregnant workers job modifications that are granted to others similar in their ability or inability violates the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and contravenes sound health, economic and social policy.
Abortion is one of the most common medical procedures for women; an estimated one in three women will have an abortion in her lifetime. The majority of women who have abortions already have at least one child and many list the need to care for their children as a primary reason not to have another.
Today, many uninsured or underinsured Americans receive their care from publicly funded clinics and health providers across the country known as essential community providers (ECPs). Many of these providers do not require insurance or any payment.
The high cost of health care places a particular burden on lower-income women who need health services but often struggle to pay premiums and out-of-pocket costs. The problem has been exacerbated because many insurers charge women higher rates simply because of their gender, thereby putting health coverage out of reach—especially for many lower-income women.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation. Improving health care has long been a priority for women, reflecting their experiences as patients, mothers, and caregivers.
FACT SHEET | Federal level scheduling standards would go a long way toward providing the predictability and financial stability workers need.
REPORT | Expecting Better is a comprehensive analysis of state laws and regulations governing paid leave and workplace rights for new parents in the United States.
FACT SHEET | Enactment of the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 797, H.R. 1519) would be a critical step forward in the fight for fair pay for women.
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