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  • Paid Sick Days: Healthier Families, More Than $1 Billion in Savings

    Paid Sick Days and Health: Cost Savings from Reduced Emergency Room Visits finds that, regardless of workers' access to health insurance, there are undeniable connections between the ways in which private sector workers use the health care system and whether they have access to paid sick days.

  • Workplace Support a Critical Step Toward Eliminating Poverty

    One of the biggest threats to the well-being of our nation's women and families is poverty.

  • Victory in Seattle!

    It is an exciting day for Seattle workers.

  • Connecticut Poll: Paid Sick Days are a Voting Issue Connecticut recently became the first state to pass a law offering many workers the right to earn paid sick days.
  • The Good, the Bad and the Hope for Breastfeeding Rights Roughly four million women give birth in the United States every year - and most choose to breastfeed (74 percent). After all, the nutritional value of breast milk is well documented. Numerous studies show that breastfeeding protects mothers and children from a range of acute and chronic health conditions. But with two-thirds of today's working women returning to work within three months of giving birth, the lack of supportive workplace policies and laws is forcing too many nursing mothers to quit breastfeeding early - or never start.
  • New Report Quantifies Paid Sick Days' Value to Working Families

    For working families today, paid sick days can mean the difference between staying afloat and being unable to afford basic expenses like food and transportation - and this lifeline comes at minimal or no cost to businesses.

  • It's Time for a Family Friendly America Mother's Day. It's a day when we shower the mothers in our lives with well-deserved compliments and gifts that show our appreciation. The heartfelt thanks, expressed in cards, flowers and chocolates, certainly have their place, but mothers today also need something much more lasting - policies that let them meet their own needs and those of their families.
  • Anniversary a Time to Commit to a New Wave of Workplace Reforms Locked doors. It's one of the many reasons that 146 workers - mainly young immigrant women - died in a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City 100 years ago today. Even though great progress has been made since then, workers today are trapped by a different kind of locked door: public and workplace policies that too often are unfair and force workers to make impossible choices between their caregiving responsibilities and their economic security.
  • California Passes the Nation's Paid Family Leave Test More than eight years ago, California lawmakers showed a historic commitment to working families in their state by establishing the nation's first paid family leave program. Earlier this month, six-and-a-half years after the program was implemented, the results of its test are in—and they send a compelling message to employers, workers and lawmakers throughout the country.
  • Changing the Game: Workplace Flexibility for All The National Partnership was pleased to be invited to participate in the National Dialogue on Workplace Flexibility in smaller businesses, sponsored by the White House and U.S. Department of Labor in Dallas, Texas last month. This event was the first of four National Dialogue on Workplace Flexibility events, scheduled for 2010 and 2011. Next up is a regional event in Atlanta next week focused on workplace flexibility in the health care industry.
  • Paid Sick Days - On Hold for Too Long

    Throughout the long, hot summer — despite the veto-proof majority in the New York City Council, despite the endless terrible experiences of workers who've been forced to work sick, despite the loads of testimony in favor of the Paid Sick Time Act — New York's proposed paid sick days law has remained in limbo. 

  • FMLA: After 17 Years, It's Time to Take the Next Step The Family and Medical Leave Act turns 17 today.
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