National Partnership for Women & Families

News Coverage

End the gender pay gap in 2015 - Al Jazeera America

In 2015 groups such as the National Partnership for Women and Families hope to close gaps in federal workplace protections to address the needs of pregnant workers. They are urging Congress to pass the Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act to achieve this critical step.

January 12, 2015

Replaced While on Maternity Leave: What's Legal, What's Not? - Yahoo! Parenting

“What we often hear is that women think they have a right to paid maternity leave, but in actuality only 60 percent of workers are even eligible for unpaid leave,” Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families,' tells Yahoo! Parenting.

January 12, 2015

States, cities prescribe paid sick leave rules - USA Today

(Map data courtesy of the National Partnership for Women & Families)

January 12, 2015

America’s Workplaces Are Hostile to Families - The Nation

Nationwide, three states and sixteen cities have passed paid sick days laws. At the same time, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families, “nearly four in 10 private sector workers can’t earn paid sick days.”

January 7, 2015

Sick leave discussion takes off in city halls, statehouses across U.S. - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

As of November, 16 cities and three states have paid sick leave ordinances, according to a report from the Philadelphia Mayor's Task Force on Paid Sick Leave. But some states are passing pre-emption laws that prohibit municipalities from establishing sick leave policies — up to 11 from 2011 through 2014, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families.

December 9, 2014

Will Supreme Court endorse discrimination against pregnant workers? - Los Angeles Times

“Every family in America has a stake in the outcome of this case,” said Judith L. Lichtman, a senior advisor to the National Partnership for Women and Families, which submitted a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of 12 groups committed to maternal and fetal health.

December 3, 2014

Editorial: Pregnant women deserve job protection in Supreme Court case - The Dallas Morning News

(Statistics provided by the National Partnership for Women & Families)

December 2, 2014

GOP’s “family values” holiday treat: 3 pro-family policies it should support that have nothing to do with abortion or birth control! - Salon

According to a 2012 poll commissioned by the National Partnership for Women and Families, 86 percent of Americans support paid leave.

November 28, 2014

Will Your State Make Life Easier For Working Families Next Year? - ThinkProgress

“Oregon is entirely blue,” Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families, pointed out. “Paid sick days is something they’ve been working on for a long time.”

November 25, 2014

Your Guide to Changing Paid Sick Leave Laws - Bloomberg Businessweek

The nonprofit National Partnership for Women and Families has pushed for paid sick time laws, which it considers “basic minimum protections that working families need, so they won’t have to lose a job or forfeit income when they have the flu or a family member is sick,” says Vicki Shabo, the organization’s vice president.

November 6, 2014

6 Ways to Attract and Retain Female IT Talent - CIO

On Nov. 24, the Center for American Progress, the National Women’s Law Center and the National Partnership for Women & Families hosted a webinar on pregnancy job discrimination and Young v. UPS. Several experts, including Michele Jawando, Rachel Lyons, Diane Feldman and Emily Martin, discussed the case, the historical context of pregnancy discrimination and information on how to take action—and it’s clear that Young has already made a difference for pregnant workers.

October 30, 2014

The 10 worst states for women - 24/7 Wall St./USA Today

Data on the expansion of Medicaid, as policies towards maternity leave, sick days and time off from work came from the National Partnership for Women and Families.

October 19, 2014

Let's Take Luck Out of the 'Boss Lottery' - Women's eNews

Only 12 percent of U.S. workers have access to paid family leave through their employers, and nearly 40 percent of private-sector workers – and 80 percent of low-wage workers – don't have a single paid sick day, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families.

October 16, 2014

The simple policy fix that could halt the spread of the deadly enterovirus - The Week

The United States has no national paid sick day policy, which means that 40 percent of the workforce — more than 40 million private sector workers — lose income when they stay home with their kids, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families.

October 9, 2014

The FAMILY Act is smart policy, not just smart politics - The Hill

"Lack of access to paid family and medical leave in this country is a serious issue, and it deserves serious attention from Congress."

October 9, 2014

Push by workers for paid sick days gathers steam across U.S. - Associated Press/The Middletown Press

It takes barely three unpaid sick days to threaten the ability of a typical low-wage worker to afford groceries, rent and other necessities, said Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

October 4, 2014

Calif. Law Bolsters National Effort To Give Workers Paid Sick Time - Kaiser Health News

“We’re the only economically developed country in the world that doesn’t have paid sick days,” says Vicki Shabo, a vice president at the National Partnership.

October 3, 2014

Paid Sick Leave - Ideastream's "Sound of Ideas"/The Ohio Channel

"Even employers that do have policies, about 40% of workers say they have penalties, demerits, for taking a sick day," Vice President of the National Partnership for Women & Families, Vicki Shabo said.

September 25, 2014

Brown Signs Bill Guaranteeing Paid Sick Leave for California Workers - California Healthline

Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, said the law's passage represents "a pivotal moment for the country and a historic first step for California."

September 11, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill to require paid sick leave - Los Angeles Times

An April report by the National Partnership for Women and Families, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit that advocates for such policies, said that at least five other U.S. cities had passed laws requiring paid sick leave.

September 10, 2014
Items 121 - 140 of 200  Previous12345678910Next