House to Vote Tomorrow on Equal Pay Act

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote tomorrow on the Lily Ledbetter Actwhich is designed to restore equal pay for equal work to the nation’s workforce. Named for Lily Ledbetter who was the plaintiff in a lawsuit alleging gender based employment discrimination the act is aimed at repairing the damage done to the rights of American workers by the right wing supreme court. This drive by the legislative branch to reassert the principles of employee’s rights is very much akin to the work that was successfully conducted to amend the Americans with Disabilities Act last year. In these teribly difficult economic times one can scarcely imagine a more pressing issue than the rights of workers unless of course we are thinking about homelessness or hungry children–matters that of course are entirely related to human rights in the workplace.

Author: skuusisto

Poet, Essayist, Blogger, Journalist, Memoirist, Disability Rights Advocate, Public Speaker, Professor, Syracuse University

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