Ledbetter bill passes Congress, 2009

The fight for Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

Photo from AAUW 2008 Annual Report

Yesterday, January 27, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (H.R. 12/S. 181) was sent to President Obama who is expected to sign it tomorrow. This is the culmination of a fight that began in May, 2007, when the US Supreme Court ruled that those suing for redress in pay equity cases must make their claim within 180 days of the first infraction, but there’s more still to do.