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Facebook sets improved wages, benefits for contract workers - USA Today

"Facebook's extraordinary announcement marks the dawn of a new day in this country," said National Partnership for Women & Families President Debra Ness.

May 13, 2015

Murray launches new push for paid leave - The Hill

"Paid sick days laws are or will soon be in place in 21 places across the country and 81 percent of voters say they want lawmakers to consider new laws like paid sick days,” the National Partnership for Women & Families said in a statement. “It is past time for action at the federal level.”

April 23, 2015

Patty Murray Vows To Pursue ‘Every Avenue' For Paid Sick Leave - Huffington Post

Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, said that “this is the time, this is the moment” to pass federal legislation on paid sick leave."

April 20, 2015

Working Parents Should Be Very Happy About This Obscure Senate Vote - Huffington Post

Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, said, “There was not a big lobbying effort around this amendment,” she said. “The vote was a surprise -- but a very positive surprise.”

April 6, 2015

Microsoft Requires Suppliers Give Their Employees 15 Days of Paid Sick Leave - Bloomberg BNA's "Human Resources Report"

Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, told Bloomberg BNA in an interview April 2 that Microsoft's move is “an interesting first step we haven't seen others do.”

April 2, 2015

Senate Shock: Bipartisan Support for Paid Sick Days - RH Reality Check

“To see 61 senators—Democrats and Republicans—go on record in support of paid sick days is a clear sign that elected officials are hearing from their constituents and taking note of the many cities and states that are adopting paid sick days laws, which are working well for businesses, economies, workers and families,” Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families.

March 27, 2015

Senate passes amendment on paid sick leave - Safety+Health Magazine

March 27, 2015

Taking aim at tech industry inequality, Microsoft extends paid leave to thousands of contractors - Washington Post's "Wonkblog"

“This is one way of changing culture, and changing business practices, and ultimately changing public policy,” said Vicki Shabo, who oversees workplace programs at the National Partnership for Women and Families.

March 26, 2015

Senate must confirm Loretta Lynch now - The Hill

"At this moment in history, when we have had so many reminders that discrimination still pervades our workplaces and communities, confirmation of Lynch to serve as attorney general would send a powerful and badly needed message that lawmakers can put aside partisanship and petty squabbling when so much is at stake'" said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

March 12, 2015

City, county leading the region, country with paid parental leave for municipal employees - Pittsburgh City Paper

"Pennsylvania doesn't really do much beyond what federal law requires, and beyond extended benefits for some state workers," says Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families. Her organization gave Pennsylvania a grade of D on its report about the 50 states' family-leave policies.

March 4, 2015

Supporting Working Families - Vicki Shabo - Wharton Work/Life Integration Project, Sirius XM 111

“These issues are gaining so much momentum, and we’re seeing news article after news article writing that [paid leave and paid sick days are] 'the next big thing,' but it’s up to the people to bring these changes to fruition," said Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families.

March 1, 2015

Washington Update: Paid sick leave gets presidential push - Safety+Health Magazine

However, the Washington-based National Partnership for Women & Families, a strong proponent for paid sick leave, cited a study that found paying a worker to stay home when sick saves employers twice as much money than paying for them to work when sick.

February 21, 2015

Advocates Say the Time Is Now for National Paid Sick Leave Legislation - RH Reality Check

While the press conference was happening, Philadelphia became the 17th U.S. city to pass a local law mandating paid sick days. Three states—Connecticut, California, and Massachusetts—mandate paid sick leave as well. The bulk of these advances at the city and state level have come just in the last two years, the fruits of a decade-long grassroots campaign. “What a difference a few years makes,” said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families.

February 13, 2015

DeLauro, Murray reintroduce legislation on paid sick days - Safety+Health Magazine

Employees without paid sick days are more likely to go to work while ill, potentially spreading infectious diseases to co-workers, according to the National Partnership for Women & Families, a proponent of sick-day legislation.

February 13, 2015

Nutter to sign city’s first earned sick leave bill - Metro

“This is a good day for Philadelphians and for the effort to ensure that all workers in this country have this basic right,” Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families said in a statement.

February 12, 2015

Philadelphia joins paid-leave push - The Hill

“The momentum for paid sick days is undeniable,” Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, said in a news release.

February 12, 2015

Access to Paid Sick Leave Is Vital for Those Seeking Reproductive Health Care - RH Reality Check

According to a National Partnership for Women and Families (NPWF) survey of U.S. women who gave birth between July 2011 and 2012, 9 percent of pregnant women who requested schedule changes or time off while pregnant (for reasons relating to their pregnancy, such as prenatal appointments) said their requests were denied.

February 11, 2015

You Shouldn't Have to Be Lucky to Get Paid Sick Days | Commentary - Roll Call

The National Partnership for Women and Families reports that almost 30 percent of adults serve as unpaid family caregivers annually. When a family caregiver has a paid job, their caregiving duties will necessitate taking some time off. We want caring and healthier families. A national paid sick days requirement is an overdue policy to strengthen and support American families.

February 10, 2015

Proposal to guarantee paid sick days could move forward in Philadelphia, but not elsewhere in Pa. - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Generally, the laws require employees to earn an hour of paid sick time for a certain number of hours worked," said Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families.

February 5, 2015

Will Paid Leave Laws Gain Traction Through the 2016 Budget? - Bloomberg BNA's "HR and Payroll Blog"

Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families, told Bloomberg BNA Jan. 23 that the organization opposes the bill because it offers workers a “false choice” between pay and leave time. “Workers need the wages to support their families and they need the time to care for themselves and their loved ones,” she said.

February 4, 2015
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