President Obama signed an executive order last week that will make it harder for companies with a history of labor law violations such as wage and hour and workplace safety to win federal contracts. Said Obama, “We expect our tax dollars to be spent wisely on these contracts. Our tax dollars shouldn't go to companies that violate workplace laws, they shouldn't go to companies that violate workers' rights.” From raising wages to workplace protections, said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, "President Obama is showing strong leadership where it’s needed most."
- AFL-CIO Now Blog
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