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A letter to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) from the National Partnership urging the EEOC to maintain strong civil rights protections for all workers with respect to workplace wellness programs.
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 | Details on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and why it is critical for pregnant workers and their families that Congress take action.
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 letter to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs from the National Partnership supporting updated guidelines setting forth federal contractors’ obligations to ensure nondiscrimination on the basis of sex.
FACT SHEET | Enactment of the Paycheck Fairness Act would be a critical step forward in the fight for fair pay for women.
A summary of existing state and local laws that require employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers.
FACT SHEET | A look at what the wage gap means for Latinas, especially in the 20 states with the largest populations of employed Latina women.
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.
A letter to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs from the National Partnership supporting the development and implementation of a tool to collect compensation data from federal contractors.
A letter to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs from the National Partnership supporting a proposed rule prohibiting federal contractors from retaliating against employees or applicants who discuss compensation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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