Ledbetter to speak at MSU on gender pay gap

2014-03-31T12:49:00Z 2014-03-31T23:51:15Z Ledbetter to speak at MSU on gender pay gapThe Associated Press The Associated Press
March 31, 2014 12:49 pm  • 

BOZEMAN — The woman whose fight for equal pay led to Congress passing a law that bears her name is speaking at a forum on the gender wage gap in Montana.

Lilly Ledbetter will speak at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Montana State University.

Ledbetter’s talk will open Gov. Steve Bullock’s Equal Pay Summit on Tuesday. Last year, the Democratic governor created a task force to address the gap, saying a woman earns only 67 cents for every $1 a man makes in Montana.

Ledbetter sued Goodyear after finding her pay was thousands of dollars below her male colleagues. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected her lawsuit, but Congress passed the Lilly Ledbetter Act in 2009.

The law gives victims of wage discrimination more time to file a lawsuit.

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