Data show that state paid leave programs help to increase labor force participation among women, improve economic stability for families, strengthen businesses and grow state economies WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 5, 2024 – New analysis from the National...
Right-wing extremists are so obsessed with sending women back to the dark ages that they are now attacking the commonsense Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, a bipartisan law that took effect in June.
Ten years after the bill was first introduced, President Biden signed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) into law on December 29, 2022. The landmark law confirms protections for pregnant and birthing workers, helping them stay in their jobs without risking their health or safety. In doing so, it’s a win for employees AND employers.
In honor of Halloween – and thanks to our newly released report on pregnancy discrimination — here are a few #ScaryStats on the issue:
When Congress reconvenes, members will have a chance to show America’s families that progress is possible. Rather than continuing a dismal record of inaction, they should use this lame duck session to move the country forward.
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear Peggy Young v. United Parcel Service (UPS) this week, a case that could help secure — or erode — pregnant workers’ right to equal treatment.
As the month draws to a close, there are clear signs of progress and frustrating reminders that vigilance remains essential.
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.
It’s the early 1970s. The women’s movement has made great strides. “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” featuring independent, career woman Mary Richards, is climbing the ratings charts…
It is shameful to think that, nearly 35 years since we banned pregnancy discrimination in this country, pregnant women are still being fired, forced out of their jobs and denied employment and promotion opportunities.
This week, as the country prepared to celebrate Labor Day, the National Partnership released the results of an unprecedented analysis of the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Ever since the news broke this week that Yahoo has hired Marissa Mayer to be its new chief executive officer, the media has been abuzz about the fact that she’ll be the first-ever pregnant CEO of a Fortune 500 company.
As families throughout the country were making their Mother’s Day plans, some lawmakers were similarly focused on America’s women. But unlike the short-lived events of Mother’s Day weekend, their attention was on the kind of support and family friendly policies mothers and working families need year round.
Today, I was honored to join a distinguished group of scholars, advocates, government officials, and legal and policy experts to discuss an issue of critical importance to working women and families in this country: discrimination based on pregnancy and caregiving.
If you haven’t seen the latest episodes of Desperate Housewives, you have missed more than just the usual melodrama swirling around the residents of Wisteria Lane. A new storyline may be all-too-familiar to many viewers — a woman facing pregnancy discrimination on the job.