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Women’s Pay Disparity A Growing Campaign Issue September 8, 2008

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NPR

by Yuki Noguchi

Morning Edition, September 8, 2008 · Aiming for women voters, Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama has made equal pay for equal work a growing issue in his campaign. He’s pushing for a Senate bill that would nullify a Supreme Court ruling that gives women a 180-day limit to file complaints about unequal pay.

This year, the issue of equal pay for equal work has come up primarily because of Lilly Ledbetter, who shared her story at the Democratic National Convention last month.

“Late in my career, someone left a note in my box at work showing my pay versus three males,” she says. “We four were doing the exact same job, and their pay was drastically higher than mine.” Source Article

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