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The Resource Grace and grit : my fight for equal pay and fairness at Goodyear and beyond, Lilly Ledbetter ; with Lanier Scott Isom

Grace and grit : my fight for equal pay and fairness at Goodyear and beyond, Lilly Ledbetter ; with Lanier Scott Isom

Label
Grace and grit : my fight for equal pay and fairness at Goodyear and beyond
Title
Grace and grit
Title remainder
my fight for equal pay and fairness at Goodyear and beyond
Statement of responsibility
Lilly Ledbetter ; with Lanier Scott Isom
Creator
PoElzU_FWtY
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1998, after the author had spent 19 grueling years working at a Goodyear plant, an anonymous note showed her that she made 40 per cent less than her male counterparts. So began her decade-long legal battle for equal pay, a story she tells movingly and frankly. After a hardscrabble childhood in a small Alabama community, she knew a job at the nearby Goodyear plant meant lifelong financial stability. In 1979 as a manager there, she found men reluctant to take orders from a woman, and faced blatant sexual harassment (a performance review ended with a solicitation). She tried to take it in stride, but the stress took a mental and physical toll. Goodyear continually transferred her between departments, citing poor performance, but failed to produce evidence when she requested it. After discovering the anonymous note, she filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, leading to her landmark discrimination lawsuit under Title VII and the Equal Pay Act. While she lost the case on appeal (a decision upheld by the Supreme Court), the experience prompted her to become a spokesperson for equal pay. In January 2009, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, a satisfying coda to this inspiring tale
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
KRL
Dewey number
  • 331.4/2153092
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Grace and grit : my fight for equal pay and fairness at Goodyear and beyond, Lilly Ledbetter ; with Lanier Scott Isom
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Possom trot -- Marrying Charles -- Going to work -- Becoming a rubberworker -- Lighthearted, lightfooted Lilly -- Up to my knees in alligators -- Holding the tiger by the tail -- Protecting my good name -- Ms. Ledbetter goes to Washington -- Becoming the grandmother of equal pay -- My speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention -- President Obama's speech upon the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, January 29, 2009 -- The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act -- The Paycheck Fairness Act
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780307887948
Lccn
2011034579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocn948275338
Label
Grace and grit : my fight for equal pay and fairness at Goodyear and beyond, Lilly Ledbetter ; with Lanier Scott Isom
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Possom trot -- Marrying Charles -- Going to work -- Becoming a rubberworker -- Lighthearted, lightfooted Lilly -- Up to my knees in alligators -- Holding the tiger by the tail -- Protecting my good name -- Ms. Ledbetter goes to Washington -- Becoming the grandmother of equal pay -- My speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention -- President Obama's speech upon the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, January 29, 2009 -- The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act -- The Paycheck Fairness Act
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780307887948
Lccn
2011034579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocn948275338

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