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$1.38 A Week Is At The Heart Of The War For The Democratic Party

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Both former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) agree that the United States shouldn't be the world's onl...

Extraordinary: Facebook Says 'Not On Our Watch' to Poverty Wages, Family Unfriendly Policies

Debra L. Ness | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business
Debra L. Ness

Wow. Today's announcement by Facebook marks the dawn of a new day in this country. At a time when federal lawmakers are dragging their feet on fair and family friendly workplace policies, corporate America is beginning to step up by adopting these policies voluntarily.

Paid Leave Announcements Confirm the Country is Ready for 21st Century Leave Policies

Debra L. Ness | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Debra L. Ness

The announcement that White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez will soon kick off a historic 'Lead On Leave' tour is exciting news that comes amidst strong, widespread demand and support for paid leave.

200 Million Reasons to Support Paid Family and Medical Leave

Debra L. Ness | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

This year, we sought to determine just how big an impact the FMLA has had these last 22 years. The result tells a bittersweet story about our nation -- one of progress, problems and possibility.

Women's Equality Matters

Debra L. Ness | Posted 10.27.2014 | Women
Debra L. Ness

Women's equality matters because every American deserves quality, affordable, patient-centered health care and efforts to provide that remain under attack, as does the birth control coverage and access to reproductive health services that women need.

The Time For Paid Family And Medical Leave And Paid Sick Days Is Now

Linda Meric | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Linda Meric

When it comes to workplace policies like paid family and medical leave and paid sick days, the vast majority of Americans -- across party lines and across demographics -- agree that we need laws to keep working families economically secure when urgent health and caregiving needs arise.

#WhatMothersNeed This Mother's Day

Debra L. Ness | Posted 07.11.2014 | Women
Debra L. Ness

So, although flowers, brunch and other gifts are a fine way to show the mothers in your life that you care, take some time this Mother's Day to think about the challenges facing America's mothers and families.

Laura Bassett

Bill Clinton Joins Push For Paid Sick Leave

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

Twenty years ago on Tuesday, former President Bill Clinton signed into law the Family and Medical Leave Act, which requires companies to grant their e...

Getting Back on Track with Family Friendly Policies

Debra L. Ness | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business
Debra L. Ness

If our country is ever going to demonstrate that it truly values families, and if we are serious about getting the country and economy back on track, then we need national work and family policy standards.

Workplace Flexibility and People with Disabilities

Robin Shaffert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robin Shaffert

A high percentage of people with disabilities who are ready, willing, and able to work are unemployed. Providing increased flexibility is one thing that employers can do to help.