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Obama's latest executive order aimed at labor law violations
Obama's latest executive order aimed at labor law violations

Saying he won’t let the threat of a Republican lawsuit “stop me from doing what needs to be done,” President Obama signed a new executive order Thursday designed to make it tougher for companies to win federal contracts if they violate workers’ rights. With labor activists and business leaders gathered for a signing ceremony at the White House, Obama ordered prospective federal contractors to disclose labor law violations dating back three years and directed his agencies to take those violations into account when awarding federal contracts. Obama said he would continue to use his executive authority to accomplish things he can’t persuade Congress to...

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