Those of you who were with me during the previous incarnation of this blog, will remember that I have supported this woman’s cause for years. She still has not received the compensation she deserves, but she has met her goal to make the way less difficult for others forced to follow her in her unfortunate footsteps.
H.R. 3326, the “Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010,” which provides FY 2010 appropriations for Department of Defense (DOD) military programs including funding for Overseas Contingency Operations, and extends various expiring authorities and other non-defense FY 2010 appropriations.
Within the Appropriations Act is Sen. Al Franken’s (D-MN) amendment prohibiting defense contractors from restricting their employees’ abilities to take workplace discrimination, battery, and sexual assault cases to court. The measure was inspired by Jamie Leigh Jones, who was gang-raped by her co-workers while working for Halliburton/KBR in Baghdad...
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I hope that Jamie got a smile from this. She deserves it. And just so you don’t forget, these are the Republican slime balls who voted against Jamie that it’s OK for giant corporations, who fail to protect their employees from such abuse to add insult to injury by denying them their day in court.
Cornyn (R-TX), Crapo (R-ID), DeMint (R-SC), Ensign (R-NV), Enzi (R-WY), Graham (R-SC), Gregg (R-NH), Inhofe (R-OK), Isakson (R-GA), Johanns (R-NE), Kyl (R-AZ), McCain (R-AZ), McConnell (R-KY), Risch (R-ID), Roberts (R-KS), Sessions (R-AL), Shelby (R-AL), Thune (R-SD), Vitter (R-LA), Wicker (R-MS)