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Fed contractors will have to post ‘right to unionize’ notice

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Shortly after taking office in 2009, President Obama signed Executive Order 13496, which states that the federal government’s policy is “encourage the practice and procedure of collective bargaining and ... protect the exercise by workers of full freedom of association, self-organization, and designation of representatives of their own choosing.”

The regulations implementing this order will be out soon. They will require organizations with federal contracts worth $100,000 or more to post a notice outlining employee rights to organize and stating the federal government’s policy encouraging union membership.

The poster, which has yet to be published, must be placed at the facility where work related to the federal contract is performed. Subcontractors that perform work necessary to the prime contract must also post the notice.

For more information, visit www.dol.gov/olms.

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