© 2024 WYPR
WYPR 88.1 FM Baltimore WYPF 88.1 FM Frederick WYPO 106.9 FM Ocean City
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Examining the Gender Pay Gap in Maryland

In April, President Obama signed two executive orders intended to help even out the gender pay gap.  One order required federal contractors to allow employees to share salary information with each other.  

It was kind of a mini-version of a bill being proposed by Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, which would have applied to all private employers. Her bill, the 'Paycheck Fairness Act,'  fell six votes short of passing in the Senate.   

A few days before the Senate vote in early April, Sheilah Kast talked about the executive orders with Deborah Eisenberg, Law Professor at the University of Maryland, who studies employment law. Eisenberg testified before Congress on behalf of the Paycheck Fairness Act.  

This segment originally aired on April 9, 2014. 



Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Jamyla Krempel is WYPR's digital content director and the executive producer of Wavelength: Baltimore's Public Radio Journey. She collaborates with reporters, program and podcast hosts to create content for WYPR’s online platforms.