Clawson: Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces? Not Under Republican Rule.

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Reprinted from The Daily Kos by Laura Clawson on March 10, 2017.

“President Obama instituted the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule to make it harder for companies with egregious labor law violations to get government contracts,” writes Laura Clawson in The Daily Kos. “You can guess what’s happening now, right? Republicans don’t think labor laws should count as laws and they certainly don’t think breaking those laws should get in the way of a company’s profits, so they’re killing that worker protection. With good reason, according to their twisted and immoral logic:

“‘Hours before the Senate vote on the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) released a staff report that says that 66 of the federal government’s 100 largest contractors have at some point violated federal wage and hour laws. Since 2015, the report says, more than a third of the 100 largest OSHA penalties have been imposed on federal contractors. …

The Daily Kos 3/11

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