Obama Signs Labor Orders Reversing Bush Policies

Law360, New York (January 30, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- President Obama said Friday he wanted to reverse many of his predecessor's policies toward organized labor and that a strong labor movement was an integral part of having a robust middle class, signing three executive orders related to federal contractors' interactions with workers.

Obama announced the executive orders — as well as the creation of the Task Force on Middle Class Working Families, which will be headed by Vice President Joe Biden — before a gathering at the White House on Friday afternoon.

The president spoke...
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