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 […]
Washington, DC – DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on the 6th anniversary of President Obama signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law: “Six years ago today, President Obama made the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act the first piece of legislation he signed into law. Show More Summary
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
Regardless of Opinion L.A. guest blogger Charlotte Allen's ridiculously inflammatory contention that " Despite its cute graphic, Paycheck Fairness Act was evil spawn of Lilly Ledbetter," the facts remain discouraging for women when it comes to equal pay.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Lilly Ledbetter mark the fifth anniversary of the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in January. It's time for another step toward fair pay. Democrats have the advantage over Republicans on equal pay, and they're not letting up: The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will run web, Twitter and Facebook ads. Show More Summary
Lilly Ledbetter and members of Congress with President Barack Obama at the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Forget rebranding, Republicans are handing Democrats a powerful, base-motivating issue for the midterm elections, in equal pay. Show More Summary
Texas Republican Party Executive Director Beth Cubriel argued on Monday that women should stop using laws like the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to help them achieve equal pay, and that they should become "better negotiators" like men...Show More Summary
"We believe Texas woman want and deserve equal pay," said RedState Women executive director Cari Christman on Sunday. But the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, she said, is not the answer. What is the equal pay solution? "If you look at it, women are extremely busy," she said. Show More Summary
Can women have it all, or is it just too much to juggle? And by "it all" I mean all the money that they should be paid but currently are not, thanks to the wage gap. Read more...
The following op-ed was originally published by Roll Call. A little more than five years ago, after years of fighting for the rights of those demanding pay equality, we stood together at the White House watching President Barack Obama take a historic step in protecting American workers when he signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Show More Summary
No progress has been made on closing the gender wage gap since the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Here's where to go next. The post Five Years After The Lilly Ledbetter Act, How To Start Closing The Gender Wage Gap appeared first on ThinkProgress.
President Barack Obama on Thursday visited the site of the historic 1848 women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y., leaving behind a copy of the first bill he signed in office, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Obama’s visit, ahead...Show More Summary
American women were appalled when the U.S. Supreme Court snatched away Lilly Ledbetter’s gender pay discrimination victory over Goodyear Tire because Ledbetter did not know about repeated gender discrimination in pay at each moment it occurred. In a decision that ignored workplace norms and realities, the Court explained that Ledbetter lost her right to sue [...]
It's been 50 years since President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act. It's safe to say, though, that equal pay may be the law but it's not the reality. No, not four years after President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, either. Show More Summary
Recognizing that the fight for fair pay doesn't end the day after the fourth anniversary of the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act any more than it ended on any random day in the four previous years, Democratic senators spoke out for the Paycheck Fairness Act on the floor of the Senate Wednesday. Show More Summary
Tuesday is the fourth anniversary of the passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act—the first bill Barack Obama signed into law as president. But while the Ledbetter Act was a good step, women still lack necessary protections against pay discrimination, and Republicans are still blocking a bill that would offer some of those protections. Show More Summary
President Obama signed his first bill into law four years ago today: The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Watch Lilly's story of her fight for equal pay and share it with your friends.
Four years ago today, President Obama signed his first bill into law: the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, meant to address the pay gap between men and women. Ledbetter famously worked years without knowing that she was being paid less than her male co-workers for doing similar work. The Supreme Court threw out a case [...]
The first action Barack Obama took as president was to sign the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which extends the legal rights of women who have experienced pay discrimination on the job. It’s something he mentions often, as he has cultivated a reputation as a female-friendly president. Show More Summary
I don't mean to sound ungrateful. President Obama has shown a great deal of support for women on many levels, starting with the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. However, it's time for the President to go beyond that.