Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Get Used To, At BEST, Breaking Even

The Obama-Nation was full of good feeling and euphoria (yeah, i know) last week with the passage and signing of the Lilly Ledbetter law, giving workers who discover they've been objects of illegal discrimination 180 days from the last instance of law breakage to file a complaint with the EEO.

Whoopee!

Personally, I can barely contain my excitement.

Not so a certain Emily Dawson, writing on TheAmericanProspect fp:
...(T)he truth is that the Ledbetter Act simply restores employment-discrimination law to its pre-Ledbetter v. Goodyear standard. It doesn't actually create new protections for workers, protections Ledbetter herself could have used -- like a prohibition on employer retaliation if workers compare salaries. Another piece of legislation currently working its way through Congress, the Paycheck Fairness Act, would. "That [retaliation] is one of the reasons 20 years go by, and Lilly has no idea she's being paid less," says Fatima Goss Graves, senior counsel at the National Women's Law Center.
So we should watch carefully to see if the Obama-nauts strive as hard for the Paycheck Fairness Act.

I'm guessing: Not. Nor EFCA.

Lower your expectations, folks. Lower! No, lower. Lower still. Indeed, FUGEDDABODIT!

1 comment:

Liberality said...

but...but...but...