AGE DISCRIMINATION IS ALIVE & WELL and “THESE ARE YOUR STORIES”

May 3rd, 2010

Stories can be posted anonymously to protect your identity; type “anonymous” in the name section, your email addresses are automatically hidden & not displayed on your stories.

 Age discrimination crosses all boundaries – gender, race, cultural, political, and economic.

It undermines our fundamental civil rights, moral -core values, and the financial security of Americans as they age.

 This  is a public forum where ageism issues are brought into the spot light to be seen globally by world leaders, Americans, the media, & public officials? Where is the humanity for older workers?

 Many workers associate their identity and self worth with their jobs. Often after long term unemployment workers become humiliated, demoralized, demobilized and in a state of hopelessness. No longer a threat to the greedy executives that kicked them to the curb; many will become homeless or commit suicide.

Is this the legacy we want to leave our children, grand children and ourselves???

 Ending age discrimination in the work place has to be the one issue that “everyone with a conscious will agree on.”

We can no longer sit back like lambs to the slaughter; no matter where you are, what group, organization, coalition, association, political or religious preference; we all know this is wrong.

 Thank you for having the courage and back bone to stand up and tell your stories.

You may have saved a life or motivated another American worker to have the strength and determination to fight back, stand together and vote to change what corporate America is allowed to do to our workers as they age.

10 Responses to “AGE DISCRIMINATION IS ALIVE & WELL and “THESE ARE YOUR STORIES””

  1. Diane Alexander says:

    Glad to see you up and running! Please check out http://www.unitedprofessionals.org, and read through some of the “Our Stories” and blogs. Age discrimination is a huge issue among our members. I’m going to put a blurb and link to your site on UP.

  2. p.s. I also put links to your group on Facebook and Twitter.

  3. East coast Karen millen says:

    I like you article,thank you very much!

  4. Chad Langley says:

    One thing for sure, these guys are only taking care of themselves.

    Governor Joe Harris & his henchman Rick Snyder or other republicans may be taking over your town too; if you are a small American town with an unbalanced budget!

    MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow made the case that Snyder, Whirlpool (global headquarters in Benton Harbor), Harbor Shores (a developer) and assorted political cronies are using the newly enacted law to grab prime beachfront property deeded to the city’s residents in 1917 in order to develop it into a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course and luxury “signature” homes.

  5. Sandy says:

    Thanks for all of your work on this web page. I am looking forward to reading more of your posts in the future.

  6. Martha says:

    Gray Matters Coalition,
    Would you mind if I quote a few of your articles as long as I provide credit and sources back to your website? My blog has many of the same issues & interest as yours does.
    My visitors would really benefit from a lot of the information you provide here. Please let me know if this alright with you. Martha Baines

  7. Ira says:

    Someone I work with visits your site quite often and recommended it to me . It’s a good read-but what do you think can really be done about age discrimination. Congress could care less what happens to the older working class. Any way thanks for the insight .Ira

  8. Karen says:

    I really enjoy reading these posts and glad someone has taken on age discrimination issues. Thanks and Regards

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