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  •  Good points (4+ / 0-)
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    AntKat, Neon Mama, kyril, Shhs

    We're definitely not at the point of full equality. Lilly Ledbetter is at least a step in the right direction and should help in enforcing the existing laws.

    It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.

    by Casual Wednesday on Tue Jan 27, 2009 at 03:30:42 PM PST

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    •  I found this which (3+ / 0-)
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      kyril, SciVo, Casual Wednesday

      I think will be more substantial and have a greater impact.

      http://www.opencongress.org/...

      Paycheck Fairness Act
      To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes.
      CURRENT 111ST SESSION OF CONGRESS

      1/6/2009--Introduced.
      Paycheck Fairness Act - Amends the portion of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) known as the Equal Pay Act to revise remedies for, enforcement of, and exceptions to prohibitions against sex discrimination in the payment of wages. Revises the exception to... moreSee Full Bill Text

      Sponsor
      Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D, CT-3]
      and 198 Co-Sponsors
      Amendments
      This bill has no amendments.

      Bill Status
      Make a Bill Status
      Introduced       Voted on by House         Voted on by Senate                                      
      January 06, 2009   January 09, 2009                  ?

      May the Schwartz be with you! http://www.ebaumsworld.com/endofworld.html

      by FLS on Tue Jan 27, 2009 at 06:20:43 PM PST

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      •  asdf (2+ / 0-)
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        kyril, Casual Wednesday

        The Paycheck Fairness Act was passed in the House with a special rule that made it an amendment to the Lily Ledbetter one, or maybe the other way around, I don't remember. Anyway, my interpretation is that it was designed to get both through the Senate with a single vote, because of the ease of obstructionism in that body. Unfortunately, it didn't work that way; the Senate passed the simpler version and the House went with it to avoid obstructionism there. I'm sure that the House will pass it again, and it'll get another chance in the Senate, but as a separate bill this time.

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