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  • Advancing Women and Families in 2014

    Following President Obama’s historic call for paid leave in the State of the Union, nearly 16,000 people joined a telephone town hall to discuss the need for a women’s economic agenda.

  • Congress Must Heed the President's Historic Call for Paid Leave, Fair Pay and a Stronger Health Care System

    President Obama's State of the Union address was a compelling call for a more fair and family friendly nation. 

  • Newark Continues the Paid Sick Days Momentum

    Today, the Newark City Council built on the strong momentum we have seen around paid sick days already in 2014 by passing a paid sick days standard for New Jersey’s largest city.

  • Good News for New Jersey's Working Families

    New Jersey became a little more family friendly last week.

  • Employer Trends Signal Need for National Workplace Standards

    CareerBuilder has identified seven employer trends that job seekers should keep in mind this year. The top trends create even more urgency for national workplace standards.

  • A Major Victory for D.C.

    D.C. Mayor Gray signed a measure to expand the District’s paid sick days law to cover an additional 20,000 tipped restaurant and bar workers.

  • A Strong Start to 2014 for Working Families

    From paid sick days and paid leave victories to the introduction of the FAMILY Act, 2013 was a year of great progress for America’s working families. And 2014 is off to an equally strong and promising start. 

  • We Must All Become Advocates

    We can – and will – continue to make progress toward a more fair and family friendly nation by winning the fight for policies like the FAMILY Act. But it’s going to take hard work. And we must all become advocates. 

  • D.C. Poised to Strengthen Paid Sick Days Law

    It’s a good day for D.C. Today, the City Council voted unanimously to strengthen the District’s paid sick days law to cover more workers.

  • Coalition “Rallies” in Support of the FAMILY Act

    More than 400 organizations have joined together to push for passage of the FAMILY Act. To mark its introduction, coalition members published blog posts, issued press statements, wrote op-eds and more.

  • The FAMILY Act—Legislation the Nation Needs Now

    We have been proud to partner with Working Mother in recent years to galvanize support for a national paid leave program. Today, we celebrate a tremendous and exciting step forward in that effort.

  • Expanding Access to Family Leave in Pennsylvania

    As the organization that drafted and led the fight for the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, the National Partnership knows that it was always meant to be a first step in helping people meet their work and family needs.

  • Progress on ENDA is a Long Overdue Step for Fairness

    Across the country, eight million lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers put in the same hours and make the same contributions as their co-workers, yet no federal law protects them from unequal, harmful treatment. 

  • One Year Later: A Stronger Seattle

    Seattle’s paid sick days law was signed two years ago today, and a new report reveals some great news about the strength of the city’s job market and its businesses since the law took effect one year ago. 

  • Victory for Home Care Workers and the Nation

    Today, in a tremendous victory for home care workers, fair pay, quality care and the nation, the Labor Department issued regulations that will extend federal minimum wage and overtime protections to home care workers. 

  • Honoring America’s Grandparents

    Grandparents Day is a time to celebrate grandparents and the many ways they support and unite our families. It’s also a moment to consider whether we as a nation are doing all that we can to honor their contributions. 

  • A Bittersweet Labor Day

    Labor Day is a time to pay tribute to the enormous contributions of working people in this country. It is also a time for those of us who seek fairness and equality for all workers to consider how far we’ve come, and how far we have to go.

  • An Unfinished Agenda

    It has been 93 years since women gained the right to vote. A lot has changed in those years.

  • A Day to Remember, A March That Must Continue

    On August 28, 1963, hundreds of thousands of men and women came together in Washington, D.C., for the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Fifty years later, the march continues.

  • When is a Supervisor Not a Supervisor?

    In June, the US Supreme Court dealt a stunning blow to workers' rights in Vance v. Ball State University, a case that could have a chilling impact on victims of harassment and America's civil rights laws.

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