Lilly Ledbetter spoke on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg last night as part of Politics and Social Justice Week:
…Ledbetter was a supervisor for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in Alabama from 1979 to 1998. Following her retirement, she sued the company for paying her less than her male counterparts during her employment with company.
The case made it to the U.S. Supreme Court, where her claim was denied. However, her leadership and advocacy efforts helped to advance the passage of the 2009 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act by the U.S. Congress, an amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the first piece of legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama…
Lilly Ledbetter on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg on April 3, 2013.
Early in the afternoon Lilly Ledbetter spoke with media: