President Biden will deliver remarks about and sign an executive order that is a virtual copy of former President Obama’s order in 2010 that requires federal government projects to use economy crippling Project Labor Agreements.
These agreements force unionization on workers who had otherwise chosen to remain non-union.
“A project labor agreement requires all contractors, whether they are unionized or not, to subject themselves and their employees to unionization in order to work on a government-funded construction project. This is done by including a union collective bargaining agreement in a public construction project’s bid specifications. In order to receive a contract, a contractor must sign the agreement and subject its employees to union control.
Project labor agreements usually require contractors to grant union officials monopoly bargaining privileges over all workers; use exclusive union hiring halls; force workers to pay dues to keep their jobs; and pay above-market prices resulting from wasteful work rules and featherbedding.”
The result is that projects cost the taxpayer more while largely benefiting unions.
The event is scheduled to start at 2:00 p.m. EST.