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

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

Lanier Scott Isom

The inspiring tale of the girl on the middle of the old discrimination case that encouraged the Lilly Ledbetter reasonable Pay recovery Act--her struggle for equivalent rights within the place of work, and the way her choice grew to become a victory for the nation

Lilly Ledbetter constantly knew that she used to be destined for anything greater than what she was once born into--a condominium without working water or electrical energy within the small city of Possum Trot, Alabama. In 1979, whilst Lilly utilized for her dream activity on the Goodyear tire manufacturing facility, she received the job--one of the 1st girls employed on the administration point. Nineteen years after her first day at Goodyear, Lilly got an nameless notice revealing that she used to be making hundreds of thousands much less in line with 12 months than the boys in her place.
     while she filed a sex-discrimination case opposed to Goodyear, Lilly won--and then heartbreakingly misplaced on attraction. Over the subsequent 8 years, her case made all of it how one can the ultimate court docket, the place she misplaced back. yet Lilly endured to struggle, and have become the namesake of Barack Obama's first authentic piece of laws as president. A profitable memoir and a strong name to hands, Grace and Grit is the tale of a real American icon.

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