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  • #WhatMothersNeed This Mother's Day

    Mother's Day is here. That means that if you're like many people, you've recently spent some time asking yourself what your mother (or the mothers in your life) need. 

  • What Do Mothers Need? Family Friendly Workplaces

    For a country that claims to value families, the United States does little to show it when it comes to the workplace.

  • What Do Mothers Need? An End to Pregnancy Discrimination

    Mother’s Day is this weekend. And at the National Partnership, we have joined with our allies, members of Congress and activists across the country to take a week-long look at what mothers truly need this year – beyond messages of gratitude.

  • Making History for Women and Families

    At the National Partnership, we couldn’t be more inspired to make history on the issues of paramount importance to women and their families.

  • Let's Leave Mad Men-Era Pay Policies in the Past

    There is a reason many of us bristle at the thought of what the nation's workplaces were like for women during the Mad Men era: the almost universal recognition that it was a time when sexism was rampant, when women were routinely devalued, disrespected and blatantly discriminated against.

  • Standing Up for Women and Families in 2014

    With demand on the rise for measures that will make our country more healthy, fair and family friendly, the National Partnership convened a special congressional briefing to discuss the policies women and families want this year.

  • The FMLA at 21: What a Difference a Year Makes!

    One year ago, we recognized the historic 20th anniversary of the FMLA and called on lawmakers to prioritize family friendly workplace policies. Today, on the law’s 21st anniversary, we can point to considerable progress. 

  • 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. 

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