President Obama signs executive orders on Equal Pay Day

President Obama signs executive orders on Equal Pay Day
President Obama signs executive orders on Equal Pay Day

President Obama signs executive orders on Equal Pay Day

Tuesday is Equal Pay Day, a symbolic day to represent how far into the year women must work to match what men earned the previous year. This year the day is more than symbolic - President Obama is signing two executive orders dealing with gender and salary. Institute for Women's Policy Research Vice President and Executive Director Barbara Gault talks about where wages stand today and why it is so politically difficult to make progress in ending the gap. Photo: Flickr/Korean Resource Center