AFL-CIO Official Urges Fed Contract Ban On Union Busters

Law360 (December 17, 2020, 7:40 PM EST) -- President-elect Joe Biden can most effectively tip the scales of workplace power in workers' favor by barring businesses that violate federal labor law from taking on federal contracts, the AFL-CIO's chief economist said Thursday at a panel on strengthening collective bargaining.

Making businesses that violate the National Labor Relations Act forgo a share of the hundreds of billions of dollars per year the federal government doles out to federal contractors is the top move Biden could make to aid organized labor, William Spriggs told moderator Lynn Rhinehart, an Economic Policy Institute senior fellow and a member of the team guiding the...

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