Clinton was an early champion for the cause of Lilly Ledbetter, who was paid less than her male colleagues at a Goodyear tire plant for nearly two decades, but had her court-awarded back pay slashed to just 180 days’ worth by the Supreme Court in 2007.
“Everybody in that room knew that she had been the leader on that bill,” said Ann Lewis, a close friend of Clinton’s who also attended. The measure failed the first time around, but Clinton reintroduced it during the campaign. (from the NYDaily)
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