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Saturday, February 07, 2009

Obama: "Unions Only" OK on Federal Construction Projects

The federal budget deficit just got a lot larger. Obama just repealed Executive Order 13202 which prohibited federal agencies and recipients of federal funds from requiring contractors to sign union-only Project Labor Agreements.

So from now on, any agency is free to allow for federally funded construction project to be union-only. Good for unions; bad for taxpayers. That seems to be a common theme these days...