New analysis of Census Bureau data shows persistent pay gap with women paid just 78 cents per every dollar that men make WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 12, 2023 – Today, the National Partnership for Women & Families released new analysis of the pay gap...
“Partnership in Action: An Employer Guide to Building Gender Equity in the Workplace” is a blueprint for employers looking to promote and implement equitable policies at their companies, and provides recommendations that would help women, especially women of color, return to and stay in the labor force.
A primer on paid sick days and paid family and medical leave.
The decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has harmed millions of people across the nation, impeding their access to abortion, disrupting their economic futures, and putting their health and even their lives at risk. The impact of this decision is particularly harmful for women of color, who are less likely to have insurance and face greater economic barriers to accessing abortion. The Dobbs decision has unique impacts on Latina communities.
La decisión de anular Roe v. Wade ha perjudicado a millones de personas en todo el país, impidiendo su acceso al aborto, alterando su futuro económico y poniendo en riesgo su salud e incluso sus vidas. La decisión de Dobbs tiene impactos únicos en las comunidades Latinas.
Any pregnant person may experience pregnancy discrimination. But because of the ways that racism, sexism and ableism have structured the United States economy, pregnant workers’ need for accommodations — and the harms they may face if unable to access accommodations — can differ significantly. Women and people of color are especially likely to be in jobs that are higher risk and lack adequate health and safety protections.
The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) provides one of the most significant investments in the creation of good jobs in recent years. However, without intentional efforts to address occupational segregation in the key industries funded by the law, women could miss out on more than a million jobs in the next decade.
Analysis showing connections between the lack of abortion access, health care and workplace equity
The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) will ensure that employers provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees and that the workplace is an environment where needed accommodations are routinely expected and provided.
Despite being prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, workplace sexual harassment remains pervasive and pernicious. Sexual harassment is one of many manifestations of power imbalances in the workplace.
Although all women are more likely to have home and care responsibilities than men, mothers have been particularly impacted by the pandemic economy. The ongoing lack of family support policies like paid family and medical leave and universal child care contribute to the inability of mothers to stay in their jobs.
Thirty-one states, including the District of Columbia, and four cities have passed laws requiring some employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers.
Business leaders join together to call for paid family and medical leave.