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.
During last Tuesday's debate, both candidates had something to say about women and the job market. President Obama made it known that the first bill he signed in 2009 was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which extended the time period in which women could sue for equal pay. Show More Summary
Mitt Romney's campaign won't say if he would have signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law, but on Sunday Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fl.) -- a top campaign surrogate -- disparaged the measure as a giveaway to trail lawyers. "Much of...Show More Summary
Mitt Romney, displaying the political courage we've come to expect from him, has declined to take a public stand on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. So does that mean we're doomed to simply guess what he thinks? Steve Benen says no:...Show More Summary
For six months, we've waited for Mitt Romney to give his opinion on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. For six months, the Republican presidential hopeful has refused to take a stand. So, the voting public will simply have to remain in the dark? Not exactly -- there's ample eviden …
Click here to view this media Tea party-backed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Sunday defended Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's refusal to say whether he would sign the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act by suggesting that the lawShow More Summary
Mitt Romney’s campaign won’t say if the GOP presidential candidate would have signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law, but on Sunday Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) — a top campaign surrogate — disparaged the measure as a giveaway to trail lawyers. “I think that anyone who’s working out there and making a living, [...]
Yes and No: Mitt Romney’s campaign appears to be dodging the question of what he would do as president if the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act came to his desk. The confusion over his position on the legislation began when Romney aide Ed Gillespie said his candidate opposed it “at the time.” However, he later retracted that statement. Show More Summary
President Obama, campaigning in Iowa yesterday, boasted about signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law, and noted that Mitt Romney refuses to say whether he supports the law or not. "What's so hard about weighing in on that?" he asked. Campaigning in Ohio today, Preside …
Less than 24 hours after Tuesday's debate, a top Romney adviser switched his statement about whether Romney would have supported the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.