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...
“A decision to ban mifepristone nationwide would be devastating,” said Shaina Goodman, director for reproductive health and rights at the National Partnership for Women & Families. “This is a very deliberate, coordinated strategy by the anti-abortion movement to attack abortion every which way they can, and they’ve found in Kacsmaryk a judge who has a track record of making decisions based not on law or evidence, but on partisan ideology.”
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According to the National Partnership for Women & Families, nearly half the civilian workforce was not covered by FMLA in 2021.
“Multiple reproductive health and rights groups have endorsed the legislation, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, NARAL Pro-Choice America, National Partnership for Women and Families, Physicians for Reproductive Health, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Stanford Health Care, and URGE: Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity.”
“It’s been 30 yrs since the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) making it a federal law that 12 weeks of Unpaid Family Leave was due any worker who met certain requirements, was signed into law by Bill Clinton; it was supposed to be “just the beginning” of support for families who needed time off for the birth of a child or to take care of sick relatives”
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A 2018 study by the National Partnership for Women & Families estimated that a national paid leave program would lead to 600 fewer infant deaths in the U.S.
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“The Comprehensive Paid Leave for Federal Employees Act is also supported by the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NARFE), the National Association of Letter Carriers, the American Postal Workers Union, and the National Partnership for Women and Families.”
Per a recent analysis from the National Partnership for Women and Families, “About 44 percent of workers are not eligible for F.M.L.A.-supported leave because they work for small employers (15 percent), do not work enough hours or have not worked for their employer for long enough (21 percent), or both (7 percent).”
“Women have been expected to take on [caregiving] and handle it without complaint and largely without support,” says Jocelyn Frye, president of the National Partnership. “The Family and Medical Leave Act rejected the premise that it‚Äôs a woman’s lot in life to do that work. Instead, what the FMLA said is that all workers have some sort of care need, and we need to be able to ensure that those folks can take time off and come back to their jobs.”
“The law’s longevity is a point of pride for organizations like the National Partnership for Women & Families, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that played a lead role in drafting the FMLA and advocating for its passage.”
“About 44% of workers are not eligible for FMLA-supported leave because they work for small employers exempt from the law, do not work enough hours or have not worked for their employer long enough to be eligible or both, according to the National Partnership for Women & Families, a group advocating for updating the law. Nearly 15 million workers used FMLA in 2022, according to the group.”
Jocelyn Frye, the president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, says: “The FMLA was a groundbreaking step forward, but our work is not done. We cannot continue to ignore the care needs of workers and their families. Our nation’s leaders need to step up and make the choice to enact policies that enable workers to do their jobs and care for their families without putting their livelihoods at risk.”