If Macy’s and Kroger pressured Gov. Perry to veto Equal Pay law will it impact your shopping choices?

Governor-Perry-HeadshotTexas Gov. Rick Perry (R) vetoed a bill this summer to help prevent wage discrimination after receiving letters against the measure from retailers like Macy’s and Kroger Food Stores, according to documents newly obtained by the Houston Chronicle.

The bill would have brought Texas state law in line with the federal Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which makes it easier for women to sue employers over wage discrimination.

Perry said in his veto statement in June that he objected to the bill because it “duplicates federal law, which already allows employees who feel they have been discriminated against through compensation to file a claim with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.” He also said he was concerned that it could lead to more regulations and hurt job creation.

Read the full story at Huffington Post.

Does this impact how likely you are to shop at these retailers?




  1. Yes! Macy’s got it start in Nantucket 150 years ago. Started by Quakers who believed in the fair and ethical treatment of all people and gender equality. They have clearly lost their way.

  2. NDG Staff says:

    Thank you for sharing that background info and insight George.

  3. Jilli Brown says:

    Yes, it will have an impact on my shopping habits. I spent the last of my hard earned dollars at Kroger and Macy’s. There are other options out there – I’ll opt for socially responsible retailers. Adios Kroger!

  4. NDG Staff says:

    Thanks for sharing Jili.

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