Obama Issues 4th Union-Friendly Executive Order
February 6, 2009 - 6:37 PMPresident Barack Obama has issued an executive order backing the use of union labor for large-scale federal construction projects.
The order encourages federal agencies to have construction contractors enter project labor agreements. Those agreements require contractors to negotiate with union officials, recognize union wages and benefits and abide by collective bargaining agreements.
Obama's order restores a Clinton administration rule that was rescinded by President George W. Bush.
It is the fourth union-friendly executive order that Obama has signed since he's been in office.
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