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City of Bloomington, Indiana

Commission on the Status of Women Co-Sponsors Pay Equity Discussion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 28, 2017

For more information, please contact:

Liz Feitl, AFL-CIO Community Service Liaison, United Way Monroe County, liz@monroeunitedway.org, 812-334-8370

Commission on the Status of Women Co-Sponsors Pay Equity Discussion

At 2:00 p.m. this Sunday, April 2 in Council Chambers at City Hall (401 N. Morton St.), the Monroe County Women's Commission and the City of Bloomington's Commission on the Status of Women will convene a panel to discuss Pay Equity: Lilly Ledbetter's Story and You.

The panel will focus on the following phenomenon:

· Women get paid 78 cents for every $1.00 men get paid.

· A woman would need to work from January 1, 2016 until April 4, 2017 to earn what a man would earn in the year 2016.

Sharing their personal and professional perspectives on Pay Equity will be:

· Emma Cannon, Senior, Bloomington High School North

· Jeb Conrad, President and CEO, Bloomington Greater Chamber of Commerce

· Lynn Duggan, Associate Professor of Labor Studies at Indiana University

· Linda Lawson, Indiana State Representative, District 1

· Quincy Sauer, Labor and Employment Attorney, Macey and Swanson, Indianapolis

The panel's moderator will be Liz Feitl, AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison, United Way Monroe County.

Lilly Ledbetter was an overnight supervisor at the Alabama Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for 19 years. She filed a sex discrimination case against Goodyear, which went all the way to the Supreme Court and inspired the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, the first piece of legislation that President Obama signed in 2009.

This is a child-friendly and free event, open to the public.

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