Book Discussion on Grace and Grit

Lilly Ledbetter recounts her 19-year career at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company and her decision to file a sex-discrimination suit… read more

Lilly Ledbetter recounts her 19-year career at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company and her decision to file a sex-discrimination suit against the company in 1998 over unequal pay. Ms. Ledbetter, a supervisor at the Goodyear Tire factory in Gadsden, Alabama, discovered that she was earning thousands of dollars less than her male colleagues. She recalls the ten years that her case was deliberated in the courts, which culminated in a 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court decision against her on the grounds that she should have filed her claim within 180 days after receiving her first paycheck that was unequal in pay. In 2009, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was the first official bill signed by President Obama. Lilly Ledbetter was joined by her co-author, Lanier Scott Ison, at the Gadsden Public Library in Gadsden, Alabama. They responded to questions from members of the audience. close

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Book Discussion on Grace and Grit

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Location:
Gadsden, Alabama, United States
First Aired:
May 19, 2012
Last Aired:
Jan 5, 2013

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  • May 19, 2012 | 8:44pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 20, 2012 | 2:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 27, 2012 | 1:16am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 05, 2012 | 7:03am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 04, 2013 | 9:14pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 05, 2013 | 1:51am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 05, 2013 | 6:27am EST | C-SPAN 2
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