The White House says the moves will create fair and open competition for government contracts. The AFL-CIO has characterized them as needlessly antagonistic, and has pledged to challenge them in court.
The four executive orders include:
- A requirement that federal contractors post a notice telling workers they have the right under a 1988 Supreme Court ruling not to pay portions of their dues that sponsor political activities.
- Revocation of the “project labor agreement,” which requires contractors in many federally financed projects to be unionized.
- Dissolution of the National Partnership Council, a Clinton organization that sought to mediate differences between government agencies and unions.
- Revoking the Clinton policy of job protection for employees of contractors at federal buildings when the project is awarded to another contractor.
– Nevin Adams firstname.lastname@example.org