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Thomas Edward Perez

Diane Stafford: How much do you make? People don't ask or tell

Remember Lilly Ledbetter? Her pay discrimination case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and paved the way for legislation that makes it a bit easier for workers to seek fair or equal wages. Ledbetter worked for years in a tire plant, earning far less than men doing the same job. But she didn't know it. And when she finally learned about the pay disparity, the court said it was too late to complain. A lot of people women and minorities and their advocates thought the decision was hogwash. How can you complain about disparity if you don't know it exists? The first bill President Barack Obama signed into law was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act of 2009, which...