Pay Lilly Ledbetter What She is Owed

The Ledbetter law, recently signed by President Obama, overturned the Supreme Court decision denying Lilly the $360,000 of back pay and benefits that the trial court had ruled she was entitled to. But the newly signed law isn't retroactive; it only applies to cases going forward!

Ms. Ledbetter, now in her 70s, worked in a GoodYear Tire factory for almost 20 years to support her family. The success of the Lilly Ledbetter Act is a step forward in gender equality for all women, but as a new widow facing retirement, Lilly Ledbetter deserves to receive the pay she was cheated out of for so long!

Ask Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company - a company that reported profits of $602 million in 2007 - to reimburse the $360,000 of backpay they owe Lilly.
Now that President Obama has reversed the Supreme Court decision that denied Lilly Ledbetter her $360,000 in back pay, I call on you to do the right thing and pay Lilly what she should have been paid over the course of 20 years.

While the new Ledbetter Law is not retroactive, think about all the public goodwill GoodYear Tire and Rubber Company would receive in these tough economic times if it stepped up and did the right thing by Lilly.

Thank you for your time and consideration.
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