NASW Joins Amicus Brief on Dukes V. Walmart

Mar 28, 2011

On Tuesday, March 29, the Supreme Court will hear the case of Dukes v. Wal-Mart. This case, originally filed in 2001, asks the Court to consider a nationwide class-action on behalf of hundreds of thousands of female Wal-Mart employees, accusing the company of discriminating against them on pay and promotion. Employment discrimination cases are usually focused on specific individuals, rather than a class action group. Background information and a chart showing the alleged disparity in pay can be found here. An amicus brief NASW has joined can be found here. Rally information can be found here. This is the Court of Appeals ruling that led to this challenge rising to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Focus on Gerontology: Managing the Aging Baby Boomers

Focus on Gerontology: Managing the Aging Baby Boomers

By Peter Craig The aging baby boomer population is reaching critical mass. In 2020, according to the Census Bureau, that group numbered some 73 million—the second-largest segment of the U.S. population after Millennials—with 55.8 million of boomers, or 16.8% of the...