At long last.
Thanks to U.S. Sen. Robert Casey. there will soon be a law allowing pregnant workers to carry a bottle of water at work no questions asked.
And if they need a stool to do their job, that would be their government given right.
What took the United States Senate so long to consider such a law?get to such a to sit nIt’s not exactly progress in stopping a nuclear-armed Iran or solving the immigration crisis or reining in an $18 trillion national debt, but it’s something.
The Democratic senator from Scranton recently announced his goals for 2015.
1. Announce my support for anyting that keeps me in the spotlight, preferably on the front page of the newspaper.
Casey’s stated goals did notion include a plan for fighting Islamist terrorists who have vowed to one day hang their flag over the White House. They also do not include a plan to stop the tsunami of illegal immigrants entering our country and sapping our resources. Nor do they include xxxxxxx.
He did bemoan politics getting in the way of progress. The senator should be talking to President Barack Obama about this, not us. That’ll be the day.
be of mor grants for firefighters.
His latest endorsement is for more grant money for fire departments pet project is xxxxxxxxx. A few weeks ago it was free pre-K.a Last year, Casey was all over the place coming out in support of xxxxx, xxxxxx, xxxxxx, xxxxxx, xxxxxx, and for xxxxxxx. So far this year he announced that he’ll push for universal pre-kindergarten classes. And why not? President Obama wants to provide free tuition for community colleges. Neither Casey nor Obama outlined how we’ll pay for these freebies. But is that really important just because the nation’s debt is $17 trillion?
My favorite Casey announcement was his support late last year for pregnant women in the workplace. He believes they shouldn’t be denied the right to carry a bottle of water at work to stay hydrated or to sit on a stool at a cash register.
Because he said these and other injustices are a problem in the workplace, he introduced a bill to stop them once and for all.
As for me, I’m a little more concerned about Islamist terrorists attacking our homeland, more illegal alien drug dealers crossing our borders and finding their way to Wilkes-Barre and Bill Clinton returning to the White House if Hillary is our next president. But don’t get me wrong, pregnant workers staying hydrated is important too.
Senator Casey had the support of Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tom Leighton, who stood by his side at one of his many recent press conferences last year indicating that he too believes that pregnant women should be able to drink bottled water at City Hall without fear of retribution.
“Women should not be dismissed from the workforce just because they are pregnant,” Mayor Leighton said. (Or because they will likely sue.)
Mayor Leighton added, “We can’t tolerate discriminatory practices. We must use common sense and provide all necessary accommodations.” Who would argue with that?
Casey said his legislation is a move to make sure employers are “doing the right thing,” which, if you ask working mothers-to-be, might also include being allowed to go on a donut or pickle run if they have a craving. We’re not sure whether this new law will force employers to have on hand crackers in the event of morning sickness.
Leighton, not to be outdone by the senator, said that many women are discouraged from starting a family because they fear losing their jobs. Well, that must stop now. This law couldn’t come soon enough.
Even the Republican senators, who we all know hate children, motherhood and apple pie voted for Casey’s budget amendment that provides for xxxxxx.
What would be really refreshing would be for the United States Congress in addition to fighting for the rights of mothers to have unfettered to bottled water, you know what would be really refreshing? If our United States senators and representatives began tackling the really serious problems, like the nation’s $17-trillion debt instead of calling press conferences to grandstand. I’d love to see Senator Casey and his colleagues say enough is enough when the president usurps their power with all of his executive actions or stand up to him when he unilaterally
And speaking of Oslo, seriously, how did U.S. taxpayers benefit from Senator Casey jetting to Norway to tell the world he’s for women’s rights?
ey wy wSoShouldn’t those costly, extravagant junkets infuriate our nation’s lawmakers even more than the questionable discrimination of pregnant workers? But it does get Senator Casey on the front page of the newspaper as he was again this week when he called for more funds for Ebola preparedness. you go, Senator.
If Casey really wants to grab some headlines, he should consider getting a coalition together to stand up to Obama’s reported plan to take executive action on amnesty after the mid-term elections over.