Equal Pay and Fairness - a radical idea

April 19th, 2012

Equal pay for equal work. Sounds like such a simple idea. Yet it had to take an act of congress and the support of the President to make it a reality. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was the first bill signed by President Obama. It was passed with bipartisan support, but now it's become a campaign issue, with one Republican Senate candidate calling it a "nuisance," and Mitt Romney, not surprisingly, on the fence about it.

Lilly Ledbetter never dreamed she'd be the center of national controversy. She was just trying to do her job and support her family. Now she gives us a first hand account of what she went through in Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond

My conversation with Lilly Ledbetter:

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