by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan There’s an adage that individuals get wiser as they get older, but that saying doesn’t help when it comes to older individuals keeping their jobs in downtimes. While federal law prohibits age discrimination in employee terminations, age-related firings increase by 3.4% for each percentage point increase in a state’s unemployment rate, according to […]
The United States is the only western nation that does not ensure that workers receive paid family leave to deal with a family illness, a newborn child, or other family health matters. The Family and Medical Leave Act has given workers a modicum of protection from losing their job if they need to take such leave.
In our inaugural year as a political action committee, Stand Up For Workers donated and raised over $170,000 in key contested Senate races in 2020 that were critical to turning the Senate blue. SU4W supported 14 senatorial candidates, including Senators Hickenlooper (CO), Mark Kelly (AZ), Ben Lujan (NM), Gary Peters (MI), Jon Ossoff (GA), and […]