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    •  Lilly Ledbetter returned us to a pre-2007 status (2+ / 0-)
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      regarding the ability of all workers to sue when they were paid unfairly.

      It was good legislation and it was (unfortunately) needed in order to overcome a Supreme Court that has become ideological to the point of corruption.

      It wasn't a huge stride forward, though.  It didn't create a right to equal pay for equal work.

      "Furthermore, if you think this would be the very very last cut ever if we let it happen, you are a very confused little rabbit." cai

      by JesseCW on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 02:50:04 PM PST

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    •  Ledbetter is employment law, not labor law (4+ / 0-)

      and the right to organize and bargain collectively are separate from employment law in this country.

      While we have seen steps forward and backward in employment rights -- FMLA, ADA, equal opportunity law-- over the last 20 years,  the right to organize and bargain have had the shit beat out of them.

      Obama could have done better on EFCA.

      Losing Solis is worrisome, if only because the GOP will keep the position empty for as long as they can, and slime any nominee.  

      Democrats aren't good at standing by slimed nominees.

      It's not a fake orgasm; it's a real yawn.

      by sayitaintso on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 03:06:06 PM PST

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      •  But the cream still rises ... (1+ / 0-)
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        Democrats aren't good at standing by slimed nominees.
        That said, at this moment I'm happier to have Elizabeth Warren in the Senate sitting on the Banking Committee, than heading up the CFPB. We're only into the ninth day of the year, and already she's proven how effective she will be.

        Sometimes, these things work out unexpectedly for the better.

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        "Now listen, you queer, stop calling me a crypto-Nazi or I'll sock you in your goddamn face, and you'll stay plastered."
            - William F. Buckley Jr. to Gore Vidal, 1968

        by dzog on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 03:27:46 PM PST

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