2009 & the Lily Ledbetter Fair Paycheck Act

The article in the Raleigh News & Observer today, noting Senator Kay Hagan as one of many co-sponsors of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Paycheck Act, raised my hopes that we may actually see this passed and become law in 2009. Debate is suppose to continue next week in the Senate but if it passes, it will apply not only to gender discrimination cases but also to discrimination cases based on race, color, religion and national origin.

The Chicago Sun Times ran an article Wednesday to include a letter from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the nation’s largest industrial trade association representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states, urging senators to oppose S. 181, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, because it could be harmful to the economy and jobs. It's something.