Senate OKs Bill To Bolster Equal Pay

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As part of its opening act, the Senate plans to clear a bill aimed at helping workers fight pay discrimination. It was inspired by an Alabama woman who sued the tire plant where she worked 20 years after learning that men in her position got higher paychecks.

The Supreme Court narrowly ruled in 2007 that she should have sued much sooner. This bill reverses that decision. It also lays the groundwork for other pro-labor bills expected this year from the Democrats.



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