skip to content
Grace and grit : my fight for equal pay and fairness at Goodyear and beyond Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Grace and grit : my fight for equal pay and fairness at Goodyear and beyond

Author: Lilly M Ledbetter; Lanier Scott Isom
Publisher: New York : Crown Archetype, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Summary:
In 1998, after the author had spent 19 grueling years working at a Goodyear plant, an anonymous note showed her that she made 40 per cent less than her male counterparts. So began her decade-long legal battle for equal pay, a story she tells movingly and frankly. After a hardscrabble childhood in a small Alabama community, she knew a job at the nearby Goodyear plant meant lifelong financial stability. In 1979 as a  Read more...
Rating:

based on 1 rating(s) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Autobiography
Biography
History
Named Person: Lilly M Ledbetter; Lilly M Ledbetter; Lilly M Ledbetter
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lilly M Ledbetter; Lanier Scott Isom
ISBN: 9780307887924 0307887928
OCLC Number: 729341578
Description: 279 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Possom 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 --
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.
Responsibility: Lilly Ledbetter ; with Lanier Scott Isom.
More information:

Abstract:

In 1998, after the author had spent 19 grueling years working at a Goodyear plant, an anonymous note showed her that she made 40 per cent less than her male counterparts. So began her decade-long legal battle for equal pay, a story she tells movingly and frankly. After a hardscrabble childhood in a small Alabama community, she knew a job at the nearby Goodyear plant meant lifelong financial stability. In 1979 as a manager there, she found men reluctant to take orders from a woman, and faced blatant sexual harassment (a performance review ended with a solicitation). She tried to take it in stride, but the stress took a mental and physical toll. Goodyear continually transferred her between departments, citing poor performance, but failed to produce evidence when she requested it. After discovering the anonymous note, she filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, leading to her landmark discrimination lawsuit under Title VII and the Equal Pay Act. While she lost the case on appeal (a decision upheld by the Supreme Court), the experience prompted her to become a spokesperson for equal pay. In January 2009, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, a satisfying coda to this inspiring tale.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/729341578> # Grace and grit : my fight for equal pay and fairness at Goodyear and beyond
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "729341578" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008111579> ; # Sex discrimination against women--Law and legislation--United States
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1100861828#Topic/egalite_des_chances> ; # Egalité des chances
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1100861828#Person/ledbetter_lilly_m> ; # Lilly M. Ledbetter
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1100861828#Topic/sex_discrimination_law_and_legislation_united_states> ; # Sex discrimination--Law and legislation--United States
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1100861828#Topic/women> ; # Women
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/125361464> ; # Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1100861828#Topic/discrimination_sexuelle> ; # Discrimination sexuelle
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1100861828#Organization/goodyear_tire_and_rubber_company> ; # Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/331.42153092/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1100861828#Topic/sex_discrimination_against_women_law_and_legislation> ; # Sex discrimination against women--Law and legislation
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1100861828#Topic/sex_discrimination_against_women> ; # Sex discrimination against women
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1100861828#Topic/women_united_states> ; # Women--United States
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1100861828#Topic/role_des_femmes> ; # Rôle des femmes
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> ; # United States.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1100861828#Topic/approche_integree_du_genre> ; # Approche intégrée du genre
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1100861828#Topic/sex_discrimination_against_women_united_states_history_21st_century> ; # Sex discrimination against women--United States--History--21st century
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/102985750> ; # Lilly M. Ledbetter
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1100861828#Topic/sex_discrimination_united_states_history> ; # Sex discrimination--United States--History
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1100861828#Event/2000_2099> ; # 2000-2099
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1100861828#Topic/genre> ; # Genre
    schema:bookEdition "1st ed." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/175978380> ; # Lanier Scott Isom
    schema:copyrightYear "2012" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/102985750> ; # Lilly M. Ledbetter
    schema:datePublished "2012" ;
    schema:description "In 1998, after the author had spent 19 grueling years working at a Goodyear plant, an anonymous note showed her that she made 40 per cent less than her male counterparts. So began her decade-long legal battle for equal pay, a story she tells movingly and frankly. After a hardscrabble childhood in a small Alabama community, she knew a job at the nearby Goodyear plant meant lifelong financial stability. In 1979 as a manager there, she found men reluctant to take orders from a woman, and faced blatant sexual harassment (a performance review ended with a solicitation). She tried to take it in stride, but the stress took a mental and physical toll. Goodyear continually transferred her between departments, citing poor performance, but failed to produce evidence when she requested it. After discovering the anonymous note, she filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, leading to her landmark discrimination lawsuit under Title VII and the Equal Pay Act. While she lost the case on appeal (a decision upheld by the Supreme Court), the experience prompted her to become a spokesperson for equal pay. In January 2009, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, a satisfying coda to this inspiring tale."@en ;
    schema:description "Possom 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 -- 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."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1100861828> ;
    schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:genre "Autobiography"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Grace and grit : my fight for equal pay and fairness at Goodyear and beyond"@en ;
    schema:productID "729341578" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/729341578#PublicationEvent/new_york_crown_archetype_2012> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1100861828#Agent/crown_archetype> ; # Crown Archetype
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1215/2011034579-s.html> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780307887924> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/729341578> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1100861828#Agent/crown_archetype> # Crown Archetype
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Crown Archetype" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1100861828#Organization/goodyear_tire_and_rubber_company> # Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.
    a schema:Organization ;
    schema:name "Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1100861828#Person/ledbetter_lilly_m> # Lilly M. Ledbetter
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Ledbetter" ;
    schema:givenName "Lilly M." ;
    schema:name "Lilly M. Ledbetter" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1100861828#Topic/approche_integree_du_genre> # Approche intégrée du genre
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Approche intégrée du genre"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1100861828#Topic/discrimination_sexuelle> # Discrimination sexuelle
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Discrimination sexuelle"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1100861828#Topic/egalite_des_chances> # Egalité des chances
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Egalité des chances"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1100861828#Topic/sex_discrimination_against_women> # Sex discrimination against women
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Sex discrimination against women"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1100861828#Topic/sex_discrimination_against_women_law_and_legislation> # Sex discrimination against women--Law and legislation
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Sex discrimination against women--Law and legislation"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1100861828#Topic/sex_discrimination_against_women_united_states_history_21st_century> # Sex discrimination against women--United States--History--21st century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008111581> ;
    schema:name "Sex discrimination against women--United States--History--21st century"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1100861828#Topic/sex_discrimination_law_and_legislation_united_states> # Sex discrimination--Law and legislation--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Sex discrimination--Law and legislation--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1100861828#Topic/sex_discrimination_united_states_history> # Sex discrimination--United States--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Sex discrimination--United States--History"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008111579> # Sex discrimination against women--Law and legislation--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Sex discrimination against women--Law and legislation--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/102985750> # Lilly M. Ledbetter
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Ledbetter" ;
    schema:givenName "Lilly M." ;
    schema:name "Lilly M. Ledbetter" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/125361464> # Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.
    a schema:Organization ;
    schema:name "Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company." ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/175978380> # Lanier Scott Isom
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Isom" ;
    schema:givenName "Lanier Scott" ;
    schema:name "Lanier Scott Isom" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780307887924>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0307887928" ;
    schema:isbn "9780307887924" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/729341578>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/729341578> ; # Grace and grit : my fight for equal pay and fairness at Goodyear and beyond
    schema:dateModified "2017-11-09" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.