Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

U.S. President Barack Obama is flanked by Lilly Ledbetter (L) and other women while signing an executive order banning federal contractors from retaliating against employees during an event in the East Room of the White House on April 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. President Obama announced that his administration will strengthen enforcement of equal pay laws for women. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama Looks to Bridge Pay Gap With Executive Order

In honor of National Equal Pay Day, President Barack Obama signed an executive order Tuesday prohibiting federal contractors from retaliating against employees who discuss their compensation.

04/08/2014

File photo of Barbara Mikulski. (credit: Leigh Vogel/Getty Images)

Mikulski’s ‘Paycheck Fairness Act’ Would Allow Employees to Discuss Salaries

A ‘Paycheck Fairness Act’ introduced to Congress last week would require employers to show pay disparity is related to job-performance and prohibit retaliation for sharing salary information with coworkers.

01/31/2013

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi with female House Democrats (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Pelosi Stays On As Leader, Continuing To Defy The GOP War On Women

She will remain the one woman in a leadership position in the room when important issues effecting women are negotiated over the next year and a strong reminder that Democrats stand with women and promote them to positions of power.

11/14/2012

President Obama is pushing to win undecided female voters. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Obama Ad: ‘Women Need To Know The Real Mitt Romney’

VIENNA, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama has been wearing a pink wristband in recognition of breast cancer awareness month and his challenger, Mitt Romney, donned a pink ribbon on his shirt during a factory […]

10/22/2012

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