One of the more dramatic and significant labor-force developments of the past quarter century has been the rising participation rate of older Americans.
Protect people from discrimination—freedom from discrimination is a fundamental right.
The security of middle-class families has been undermined by stagnating income, escalating debt, and rising costs for housing, education, and health.
Although steady job growth over the past several years has returned employment levels to what they were before the onset of the Great Recession, it has not kept pace with th
AARP supports targeted, efficiently designed efforts to save and create jobs and reduce unemployment in both the private and public sectors.
In the past five decades the number of women in the labor force has more than tripled.
AARP supports efforts to eliminate all barriers to women’s employment and ensure equality in employment opportunities, pay, and benefits.
Wage and hour laws such as the Fair Labor Standards Act and state counterparts should be strengthened and enforced.
Enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act, particularly its provisions dealing with the classification of workers should continue to be a priority for the US Department of