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Obama Accomplished Way More In His First Month Than Trump

I'm jumping the gun a little here, but I'd like to remind everyone that during his first month in office, Barack Obama: Signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Banned torture. Signed a $787 billion stimulus bill. Sent 17,000 additional...Show More Summary

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act: 8 years later

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Equal pay for equal work has been a rallying cry for decades, but it wasn’t until Jan. 29, 2009, that it became federal law when former President Barack Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law, amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act...

Obama's Legacy: Working to Get Women the Pay They Deserve

Click here for reuse options! The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was the first law Barack Obama would sign as president of the United States. Excerpted from A Consequential President: The Legacy of Barack Obama by Michael D’Antonio. Copyright © 2016 by the author and reprinted by permission of Thomas Dunne Books/St. Show More Summary

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

• Department-store chain Macy's, along with other retail giants like Kroger, spent this summer lobbying Texas governor Rick Perry to veto the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Sign UltraViolet's petition to the mega-retailer, which urges the company to do the right thing and support wage equality. Show More Summary

Hero Teen Calls Out Pay Discrimination, Gets Fired

8 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Only seven years after the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was written into law by Barack Obama, an act named for the woman who wouldn't take pay discrimination lying down, a junior version of the fair-pay queen has risen in Kansas City, Kansas. A teen, a hero, a pay-discrimination advocate ... More »

Lilly Ledbetter Knows That the Gender Pay Gap Isn’t a Myth

8 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

The first bill President Obama signed into law after his inauguration was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, named for Alabama woman Lilly Ledbetter. Ledbetter made a name for herself in a decadelong fight with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company after learning they were paying her significantly less than her ... More »

LedBetter’ Index Lets You Buy From Companies With Women In Top Jobs

8 months agoLifestyle / Luxury : Filthy Rich

The LedBetter Gender Equality Index -- cleverly named in homage to Lilly Ledbetter, namesake of the Fair Pay Act -- lays bare the gender ratio at the top of the 230 companies that own nearly 2,000 of the world’s most popular consumer brands.

The 14th Amendment is not enough: We must have an Equal Rights Amendment

11 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

On January 29, 2009, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law. The Act did not protect women from discriminatory pay, but only plugged a hole in the existing patchwork of federal laws. Women now have a longer time period to file a discrimination claim. Show More Summary

Meet the Woman Trying to Smash the Gender Pay Gap

On Friday, the seventh anniversary of his signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, President Obama introduced a slate of new measures aimed at addressing the stubborn gender pay gap. "Today, women account for almost half of the workforce. But the typical woman who works full-time still earns 79 cents...

President Obama Issues New Action to Close the Gender Pay Gap

The announcement coincides with the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

Some Things Change With Time … While the Gender Wage Gap Remains Relatively the Same

Despite the passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2009, the equal pay needle hasn’t moved much at all. It’s hard to believe it’s been seven years since President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the first piece of legislation to become law during his presidency. Show More Summary

How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pushed For A Law To Make Sure Women Get Equal Pay

President Barack Obama commemorated the 7th anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act on Friday -- with the announcement of even more steps to reduce the pay gap between men and women. It was a fitting tribute to the first measure...Show More Summary

States Take Lead On Equal Pay, With Legislation Stalled In Congress

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama signed his first piece of legislation, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, seven years ago today, which made it easier for women to sue over gender-based pay discrimination. But momentum to pass more...Show More Summary

Obama: More to do to close the pay gap for women, minorities

Obama was pressing for more protections to close the gender pay gap during a White House event marking the seventh anniversary of signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Obama also announced his administration is expanding a data collection program aimed at ferreting out abuses of equal pay laws.

Obama to push new equal pay rule, again tackling what Congress won't touch

It’s been seven years since the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the first piece of legislation President Obama signed. That law was a small step toward equality, but the United States needs big steps, and Congress has (predictably) blocked that progress since. Show More Summary

White House Takes New Action to Address the Gender Wage Gap

The White House will announce a new proposal to advance equal pay on Friday, the seventh anniversary of Barack Obama’s signing of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The policy would require all institutions that employ 100 or more people to report data on their employees’ compensation, along with standard reporting on gender, race, and ethnicity.

Equal Pay Can't Wait

This week marks the anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, signed into law by President Obama seven years ago this Friday. The law finally gave women the ability to challenge unequal pay whenever they discover it is occurring?...Show More Summary

What Businesses Must Do to Support Equal Pay for Women

When the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 was signed, advocates for equal pay believed that a new era was dawning, an era in which the gender pay gap - the gap which means that white women earn around $0.78 for every dollar earned...Show More Summary

Six Years After the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and Still More Work to Do

Six years ago today, President Obama signed his first piece of legislation — the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act – to extend the time period in which an employee could file a claim for pay discrimination.  The Act overruled the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber, which Ledbetter said allowed her […]

An America that Works for Women

The anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act provides the nation with a good time to reflect on our priorities for women in the workplace. It is a celebration of our work to create a fairer workplace for women, and also a reminder of how far we have to go. Women make up over half of our country's population. Show More Summary

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