On April 2, 2014, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., waited for her colleagues to arrive before a news conference on the Senate steps of the Capitol to support equal pay for women and an increase in the minimum wage. Tom Williams/Getty hide caption

toggle caption
Tom Williams/Getty

Detailed Data May Not Be Enough To Close Gender Pay Gap

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/496911589/496911590" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signs a pay equity act into law at the Massachusetts State House on Monday in Boston. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Elise Amendola/AP

Massachusetts Joins State-Led Efforts On Equal Pay For Women

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/488708567/488722502" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

President Obama, pictured here with Lilly Ledbetter, and congressional Democrats are working the equal pay issue hard in a midterm election year when they will need as many women to vote as possible. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Carolyn Kaster/AP