Senate passes wage discrimination bill

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Senate has passed anti-wage discrimination
legislation reversing a Supreme Court decision that made it more
difficult for workers who find out they get paid less than their
colleagues to file claims.

The House is expected to move quickly to approve the bill and
send it to the White House, where is could be one of the first
major bills signed by President Barack Obama.

Lilly Ledbetter who was in the Capitol to watch the debate, said
it was only at the end of her 19-year career at a Goodyear Tire &
Rubber Co. plant in Gadsden - when someone left an anonymous note
in her mailbox - that she became aware that she was getting paid
less than her male counterparts.

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