The current controversy centers on Warren's teaching job at a public school district in Riverdale, N.J., in the early 1970s.
Fresh out of the University of Houston, Warren was hired by the Riverdale Board of Education in New Jersey as a speech pathologist for the 1970-1971 school year.
In the last several months, Warren has been rehashing a story about how she was sacked by a principal, ending her first year of teaching, because she was "visibly pregnant", several times. As our grassroots movement continues to grow, we fully expect to see more of these far-right hit jobs. Laughable really, since media jobs also don't offer health insurance if they can help it.
Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign is using the candidate's own story of her dismissal from a public school teaching job because she was pregnant to juice donations as the story itself has drawn scrutiny.
After I became visibly pregnant, I was told that the job I'd been promised for next year would go to someone else.
Warren has run for the White House as a champion for both labor and women's issues, arguing for systemic change to boost workers. And I've asked other people to tell their stories as well.
"I'm not going to do the big-dollar fundraisers". She stated, "I was married at 19 and then graduated from college after I'd married". I did that for a year, and then that summer I didn't have the education courses, so I was on an "emergency certificate", it was called. "I went back to graduate school and took a couple of courses in education and said, 'I don't think this is going to work out for me.' I was pregnant with my first baby, so I had a baby and stayed home for a couple of years". MSNBC'sChris Hayes asked her that directly when she announced it ("Yes", Warren replied). She has also called teaching her "first love", adding that she might still be teaching today if it weren't for more "twists and turns". And now some outlets have found a 2007 interview Warren gave in which she presents the story in a different light. "I wrote about it in my book when I became a U.S. Senator", she said in a statement from her campaign.
In the last three months, Warren's campaign said it raised $24.6 million from small donors. "If you could hide your pregnancy through 6 months, you might be able to keep your job longer. 'We're giving it to someone else, ' I think that's being shown the door".
Women are speaking out about how they were fired, passed over for promotions, or had offers rescinded allegedly due to pregnancy.
Those descriptions, Ziegler said, were commonplace. "I'm just not going to do it".