The American Bakers Association (ABA) expressed deep disappointment that Congress passed and President Obama signed S. 181, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law. During this time of economic turmoil, bakers need relief from unwarranted litigation that could unduly strain their struggling businesses.
“ABA recognizes that President Obama campaigned on passage of the Ledbetter Act,” said Robb MacKie, president and C.E.O. “It is extremely disappointing that the first law enacted by him further weakens our struggling economy, making the business environment for bakers more challenging.”
“ABA unequivocally supports equal employment opportunity. Unfortunately, the Ledbetter bill is about increasing litigation and not about fair pay,”
MacKie adds. “Bakers are already struggling because of this unsteady economy. This will only threaten bakers’ viability and put further burden on consumers by increasing food bills.”