President Obama has signed two executive orders today to narrow the wage gap between men and women.
The first one prohibits federal workers from retaliating against other federal workers who discuss their paychecks. In addition, he directed the Labor Department to create rules for a new requirement of federal contractors to provide compensation data by race and gender.
Despite the news, even the White House isn’t immune to the gender wage gap on National Equal Pay Day. Per press secretary Jay Carney, women at the White House earn 88 cents for every dollar that a man earns. Sigh.