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Trump Should Require Federal Contractors to Follow the Law

This week The Hill featured an op-ed from Patricia Smith, a former U.S. Solicitor of Labor, and Lafe Solomon, former acting general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, calling on President Trump to require that federal contractors comply with health and safety standards, wage laws, and civil rights laws. In the op-ed, Smith and Solomon cited CWA's recent wage theft and unfair labor practices complaints on behalf of workers at General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT):

The National Labor Relations Board recently issued a complaint against GDIT alleging unfair labor practices, including a finding that GDIT "informed employees that it would be futile" to join a union because their wages would not "increase absent an act of Congress." In reality, the workers have a legally-protected right to come together to form a union and bargain with their employer for higher pay.

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump promised to fight for working families. But his repeal of the executive order on fair pay and safe workplaces is one of the many examples of his administration putting the interests of big businesses like GDIT ahead of real working families.

Read the full piece here.