The Senate this afternoon passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, reversing a 2007 Supreme Court decision that requires employees to bring pay discrimination claims no later than 180 days after the first, and only the first, instance of pay discrimination.
Now all that stands between women and fairer pay is President Obama’s signature. And as Obama campaigned in part on equal pay, we can guess he’ll sign!
Reports Fox News, "With the 61-36 vote, Congress is poised to send President Obama its first
piece of legislation for his signature. The legislation is a top priority of labor unions and women’s rights groups, both
of which played a critical role in Democrats’ 2008 campaigns."
Appreciate our work?
Rewire is a non-profit independent media publication. Your tax-deductible contribution helps support our research, reporting, and analysis.