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Unions, Ledbetter Warn of Supreme Court Implications of Election

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Donald Trump’s power to nominate Supreme Court justices if elected to the White House is a threat to women workers, equal pay advocate Lilly Ledbetter and two union officials said, according to a report by Bloomberg Law.

Ledbetter was a former Goodyear tire plant supervisor who sued her employer after she discovered she was making less than her male colleagues after 20 years on the job. She lost that pay discrimination case at the Supreme Court in 2007. Congress responded by passing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to allow more time for claimants in federal pay bias claims.

“Ivanka Trump said during the Republican Convention that her father would likely look at the the pay bias issue,” reports Bloomberg’s Chris Opfer. “The AFL-CIO’s Shuler blasted the GOP nominee, however, for later saying on the campaign trial that he would expect his daughter to leave her job if she was being discriminated against.”

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