Fair Pay http://kcur.org en The Woman Behind The Ledbetter Pay Act http://kcur.org/post/woman-behind-ledbetter-pay-act <p>In 1979, Lilly Ledbetter, a woman born in a house with no running water or electricity, applied for a job at the Goodyear tire factory. Even though the only women she’d seen there were secretaries in the front offices where she’d submitted her application, she got the job—one of the first women hired at the management level.</p> <p>Though she faced daily discrimination and sexual harassment, Lilly pressed onward, believing that eventually things would change. Nineteen years later, Lilly learned that she was making thousands less per year than the men in her position and filed a sex discrimination case against Goodyear, which she won and then lost on appeal.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 02:44:40 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 21890 at http://kcur.org The Woman Behind The Ledbetter Pay Act