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

Grace and grit : my fight for equal pay and fairness at Goodyear and beyond, Lilly Ledbetter with Lanier 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 Isom
Creator
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
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ledbetter, Lilly M
Dewey number
  • 331.4/2153092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1237.5.U6
LC item number
L43 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Isom, Lanier Scott
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Ledbetter, Lilly M
  • Women
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
Label
Grace and grit : my fight for equal pay and fairness at Goodyear and beyond, Lilly Ledbetter with Lanier Isom
Instantiates
Publication
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, light-footed 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 Democratic National Convention -- President Obama's speech upon the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, January 29, 2009 -- The Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act -- Th Paycheck Fairness Act
Control code
1325162
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780307887924
Lccn
2011034579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1325162
  • (Sirsi) 1325162
  • (OCoLC)729341578
Label
Grace and grit : my fight for equal pay and fairness at Goodyear and beyond, Lilly Ledbetter with Lanier Isom
Publication
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, light-footed 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 Democratic National Convention -- President Obama's speech upon the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, January 29, 2009 -- The Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act -- Th Paycheck Fairness Act
Control code
1325162
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780307887924
Lccn
2011034579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1325162
  • (Sirsi) 1325162
  • (OCoLC)729341578

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