Following through on his promises to labor unions—strong financial supporters of his presidential campaign—President Obama recently signed a trio of pro-employee executive orders that undo Bush administration policies.
Specifically, the orders would: (1) Require employers receiving federal contracts to offer jobs to current workers when contracts change; (2) prohibit the use of federal contracting dollars for activities aimed at persuading workers to join or not join a union. The final order reverses a Bush policy that had required federal contractors to post so-called “Beck notices,” which informed workers that they could refuse to pay union dues unrelated to collective bargaining.
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