President Trump signs resolution overturning Obama’s ‘blacklisting’ executive order – IOTW Report

President Trump signs resolution overturning Obama’s ‘blacklisting’ executive order

WFB: President Trump on Monday repealed Barack Obama’s blacklisting rule that would have benefitted labor unions in federal contracting.

Trump signed a resolution passed by the House and Senate overturning the rule, which would have forced companies bidding for government contracts to report all allegations of unfair labor practices filed against them. Previously, contractors only needed to disclose incidents in which they had been found guilty of labor violations.

President Obama issued the “blacklisting” executive order in 2014, saying it would lead to “economy and efficiency in procurement by contracting with responsible sources who comply with labor laws.” The Labor Department announced the final rule in August 2016.

Labor law experts observed that the rule could tilt the scales in favor of labor organizations. Veteran union attorney Robert Schwartz said in a blog post that it gave “unions unprecedented new leverage against companies” during disputes because they could imperil federal contract opportunities with allegations, rather than proven violations.  more


3 Comments on President Trump signs resolution overturning Obama’s ‘blacklisting’ executive order

  1. Labor unions using federal muscle to force corporations into complying with their demands? My cousin Tony in Chicago says that ain’t true and he’ll break your f**king legs if you say that again.

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