01.27.09

Comment On House Passage Of The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act

“In the first week of the Obama Administration, this new Congress has achieved what could not be done last year: legislate to provide equal pay for equal work, and strike down immunity given to employers by the Supreme Court to covertly discriminate against their workers.  Last week, the Senate overcame the Republican filibusters of the last Congress and passed this important legislation.  It will be one of first laws signed by President Obama.  In these troubling economic times, we cannot tolerate illegal pay discrimination.  There is no greater stimulus for our economy than assuring workers that the law protects their right to equal pay for equal work.”

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