Grace and Grit My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond

ISBN-10: 0307887944

ISBN-13: 9780307887948

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The inspiring story of the woman at the center of the historic discrimination case that inspired the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act--her fight for equal rights in the workplace, and how her determination became a victory for the nationLilly Ledbetter always knew that she was destined for something more than what she was born into--a house with no running water or electricity in the small town of Possum Trot, Alabama. In 1979, when Lilly applied for her dream job at the Goodyear tire factory, she got the job--one of the first women hired at the management level. Nineteen years after her first day at Goodyear, Lilly received an anonymous note revealing that she was making thousands less per year than the men in her position.     When she filed a sex-discrimination case against Goodyear, Lilly won--and then heartbreakingly lost on appeal. Over the next eight years, her case made it all the way to the Supreme Court, where she lost again. But Lilly continued to fight, and became the namesake of Barack Obama's first official piece of legislation as president. A winning memoir and a powerful call to arms,Grace and Gritis the story of a true American icon.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 2/26/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484

Prologue
Possum Trot
Marrying Charles
Going to Work
Becoming a Rubber Worker
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 2008 Democratic National Convention
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Bench Announcement, May 29, 2007
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
Resources
Further reading
Acknowledgments
Index
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