Saturday, January 31, 2009

VOAVideo: President Obama Signs Equal Pay Bill into Law

President Barack Obama signed his first bill into law on January 29, 2009. It ultimately will provide greater equal pay for workers by making it easier for them to sue employers for unfair pay practices. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and First Lady Michelle Obama were there to mark the occasion. As VOA's Carolyn Presutti reports, the legislation was inspired by a 70-year-old Southern woman, Lilly Ledbetter.

Wikipedia: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

Thank you, Lilly!

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