Tag: lilly ledbetter

Stand in solidarity with working women and support #EqualPayDay

Around the web, organizations and activists are taking action to bring awareness to the challenges women across the globe face every day. Can you send out a tweet to highlight #EqualPayDay and show your support? [easy-tweet tweet=”Today I stand with women across the globe for equal pay in the workplace! #EqualPayDay” via=”no” hashtags=”#EqualPayDay”] o Today, April 4th, is #EqualPayDay. Join us on Twitter at 2-3 pm ET to speak out for #EqualPay & the #PaycheckFairnessAct! pic.twitter.com/h75zpZZGG5 — IAMAW (@MachinistsUnion) April 4, 2017 The #PayGap doesn't just impact women's take home pay—think about retirement, pensions, healthcare coverage & everything else! #EqualPayDay ... Read more

The law which helped fight the wage gap

The first bill President Barack Obama signed into law was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act on Jan. 29, 2009, which helped fight the wage gap between men and women doing the same work. The act amended the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by requiring that the 180-day statute of limitations for women to file an equal-pay lawsuit be reset with each new paycheck instead of expiring after 180 days after the first unequal paycheck is issued. The law was in response to a 2007 Supreme Court decision that said the clock starts ticking for the deadline to file a ... Read more