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Pregnancy Discrimination Case Brings Together Unusual Allies

December 3, 2014

"The Fourth Circuit, in our view, erroneously said that the plain language of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act... couldn't mean that literally," Marcia Greenberger, co-president of the National Women’s Law Center, said to reporters this week. "Of course, we think it does mean it literally."

CBS News

Pregnancy Complication

December 1, 2014

A joint report published in 2013 by the National Women’s Law Center and A Better Balance noted that even seemingly easy fixes, like allowing a woman to carry a water bottle or to sit down periodically, have been denied time and again.

Slate

Case Seeking Job Protections for Pregnant Women Heads to Supreme Court

November 30, 2014

“We’ve had some very big disappointments recently, but I’m hoping it won’t be a uniform set of experiences,” said Marcia D. Greenberger, a co-president of the National Women’s Law Center. “I hope Peggy Young will break the mold.”

The New York Times

Doing Some Heavy Lifting

November 28, 2014

Gail Collins: “We have calls from pregnant women who are cashiers who can’t stand for eight hours and ask if they can use a stool, or who need to take extra bathroom breaks. These kind of simple requests are being refused,” said Marcia Greenberger of the National Women’s Law Center.

The New York Times

Wal-Mart’s Black Friday Strikes: Are the Workers Already Winning?

November 28, 2014

The National Women’s Law Center filed a complaint with the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission on behalf of a pregnant employee whose supervisor refused to relieve her of duties that included climbing ladders with heavy boxes.

Bloomberg Businessweek

What It’s Like to Raise 3 Kids on $7.50 an Hour

November 26, 2014

"That's another $6,000 a year for people who are working year-round full time," Katherine Gallagher Robbins, a senior policy analyst at the National Women’s Law Center, told Cosmopolitan.com.

Cosmopolitan

When Raising the Minimum Wage Isn’t Enough

November 25, 2014

“Here’s the thing: If we raise wages but don’t stabilize people’s schedules, what does it do for them?” said Liz Watson, senior counsel at the National Women’s Law Center, which has been pushing for laws that would require more predictable schedules.

The Atlantic

It’s Not Just the University of Virginia

November 25, 2014

"Some things are considered traditions that are real problems," said Fatima Goss Graves, vice president for education and employment at the National Women’s Law Center. "I think this is something that should prompt not just UVA, but a lot of schools, to take a closer look at their programs."

National Journal

Anti-Abortion Groups Are Still Fighting Birth Control Coverage in Court

October 6, 2014

The National Women’s Law Center, which has filed briefs with the Supreme Court in support of the contraception coverage rule, said the religious beliefs of employers are more than accommodated by the requirement.

The Huffington Post

Supreme Court To Weigh Facebook Threats, Religious Freedom, Discrimination

October 5, 2014

The case is very important for businesses because pregnancy accommodations cost money. But it's very important to women too, observes Emily Martin of the National Women's Law Center.

NPR