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  • pharmainvestor11 pharmainvestor11 Mar 8, 2009 12:25 AM Flag

    Lilly Class Action

    "You need to start thinking globally. Europeans, Chinese, Japanese, Africans, South America...
    Black, White, Jewish, French, Chinese... We are all in this together. "

    Sorry, you ask for too much. You are stupidly naive.


    Hopefully, during this depression a lot of purging will take place.

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    • Pharma: "Sorry, you ask for too much. You are stupidly naive."

      We operate in a global economy. Our pharma bulk manufacturing now happens in tax havens like Puerto Rico and Ireland. Some fill and finish operations are in France, Italy, and Germany. Some R&D in the UK. Prasugrel, our hopes for the future, is a joint venture with a Japanese firm. Plans are on the drawing board for manufacturing in Egypt and China. Half of sales are OUS.

      If black and white race bigotry is not a remnant from the 60s', it should be.

      Hispanics have moved ahead of blacks as a proportion of the US population. Take a look at our collge engineering and technical schools, you will find a great proportion of the students are Indian, Chinese, and Japanese. All of them are fighting for work visas to stay here.

      Ready or not, we are moving into the 21st century without you.

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      • Bravo! We hope Eli Lilly heard you loud and clear because we could not agree with you more. Eli Lilly is a company with all white males is in its leadership roles. The company’s employment records reflect the 19th century where in the nearly 140 year history it has “always” been run by white male leadership. There has never been a minority CEO at Eli Lilly and frankly the company would rather there “never” be one.

        So where is all that 21st century global diversity? Well I can tell you where it is not; Eli Lilly.

        Diversity to Eli Lilly is a pretty name that defines a fake image and a lot of window dressing with nothing behind the curtain.

        Every civil right that we all enjoy today has come through some sort of fight, movement, war, or stance. If we give up, we can never obtain the global diversity status that you so easily describe here.

        This is not just about black verses white; this is about equality for all employees. If you think Asian Americans and Latin Americans have it so good at Lilly, apparently you are unaware of all the law suits they have filed against the company for employment.
        The law suit brought by African Americans will benefit all minorities and Caucasians. We believe in equal pay for equal work. We want nothing special or extra. This is something we claim does not happen at Eli Lilly.

        We allege that Eli Lilly uses blacks and other minorities to promote its image but does not allow them to share in the equal opportunities for success. There are always the exceptions where they find a few folks, like their CFO, who allows Lilly to use them against their own race. Well at least Ms. Connely was smart enough to get tired of the use and abuse and moved to a company who may really appreciate her for the value she brings verses her gender, sexuality, and race; even if she did not stand up and fight for minorities.

        We will not stop until equality for all employees is available at Eli Lilly.

        In loving memory of Ms. Harriett Tubman
        Harriet Tubman was a runaway slave from Maryland who became known as the "Moses of her people."

        Born: c. 1820, Dorchester County, Maryland
        Died: March 10, 1913, Auburn, New York
        Harriet Tubman's name at birth was Araminta Ross. She was one of 11 children of Harriet and Benjamin Ross born into slavery in Dorchester County, Maryland. As a child, Ross was "hired out" by her master as a nursemaid for a small baby, much like the nursemaid in the picture. Ross had to stay awake all night so that the baby wouldn't cry and wake the mother. If Ross fell asleep, the baby's mother whipped her. From a very young age, Ross was determined to gain her freedom.

        Hillary hit it and hit it hard with her Harriet Tubman quote. Sitting in the Pepsi Center, the energy of the whole hall changed to “Shazzam!” and “Booyah!” when she rolled out “Keep Going”.

        Eli Lilly this speech is to commemorate all the joint strengths and efforts from people of all races, creeds, and colors who have gone before us and will come after us as we continue to fight against your blatant disregard of our civil liberties of equality in employment.

        So when Eli Lilly pay us less, promote us less frequently, lags us behind in grooming, racially harass us, force us to work in hostile environments, wrongfully terminate us, and retaliate against us when we complain; just know this will not stop us because we will keep on going until change has come!

        "If you are tired, keep going; if you are scared, keep going; if you are hungry, keep going; if you want to taste freedom, keep going."
        - Harriet Tubman
        We honor and praise Ms. Tubman in the highest for teaching us through her actions that Civil Rights are worth the fight!

        The Fight for Equality in Employment at Eli Lilly will Keep On Going Until Change Comes!

        Together We Can Make A Difference.

      • I guess it's a New world Jones...times for folks to wake-up.... and as you say:

        "Ready or not, we are moving into the 21st century without you."

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