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9th Circuit Upholds Wage Discrimination Against Women

Source: Chicago Tribune

On April 27, 2017, the 9th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a ruling that said paying women less than men for equal work based on prior lower wages was discriminatory under the federal Equal Pay Act.

In a 2015 decision by a lower court, U. S. Magistrate Michael Seng ruled that women's lower prior salaries are likely due to discrimination based on gender bias.

This ruling was overturned by the 9th Circuit. In citing a 1982 ruling, the three-judge panel wrote employers could use previous salary information as long as they applied it "reasonably" (quotations mine) and had a business policy that justified it.

Read more: cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2017/04/27/16-15372.pdf

This ruling institutionalizes wage discrimination against women by permitting past wage discrimination to be a reason for new discrimination. Justice for all?

(P. S. I know this news is over 12 hours old, however, it is important news, nonetheless.)

A Roadmap for Going Forward - Overcoming the Third Reconstruction

Once again, Republican scorched-earth tactics have prevailed in stealing a presidential election and once again, the majority of Americans will pay a terrible price. With George Bush, we were given the Afghanistan War, 911, the Iraq War, and economic collapse. With a Trump presidency, I fear it will be even worse.

The following link is to an article posted by Rev. William J. Barber that accurately describes the committed adversaries we are up against, along with a roadmap for overcoming their current dominance. Democrats will need to create hundreds, even thousands of grassroots organizations to effect meaningful and lasting change in our country, and literally save our democracy.


All evil needs to triumph is for good people to do nothing.

Keep in Mind - Zealots Vote

Without a doubt, Democrats are pleased that Donald Trump's words seem to finally be catching up with him and it looks like Hillary will be elected president. However, given the tendency for too many Democrats to be laid back and not vote, this would be the worst time ever to be complacent. Too often, Dems forget that the extremist zealots on the right succeed with getting out their voting bloc. We need to do the same. EVERY VOTE COUNTS!
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