Federal and state laws should prohibit maximum hiring ages and mandatory retirement ages for all workers. This should include public-safety employees.
Businesses that bid on federal, state, and local contracts should be required to report any complaints and determinations of unlawful and unfair practices.
Devote adequate resources—the nation should devote sufficient resources to ensure access to benefits and adequate benefit levels for all who qu
A variety of government policies and employer practices safeguard the rights of workers to fair treatment, safety in the workplace, and a measure of financial security.
All levels of government have developed standards and guidance to ensure fair employment practices. They address wages, working conditions, and other aspects of work.
Policymakers should explore new, more consumer-centered systems for providing low-income assistance.
Promote transparency—proper accountability and oversight of government spending requires a transparent budget process negotiated by elected off
Protect people from discrimination—freedom from discrimination is a fundamental right.
Government budgets reflect the priorities of policymakers.
The federal government should require state CSBG and SSBG officials to consult with state and local agencies and organizations representi