Posted 5 years ago on Aug. 23, 2014, 1:43 p.m. EST by BradB
from Washington, DC
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Over the past year, Good Jobs Nation workers walked off their jobs 9 times to protest wage theft on federal property and lodged multiple complaints with the US Department of Labor.
The workers’ case was bolstered by research studies issued by the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, the Center for American Progress, and the National Employment Law Project that show federal contractors routinely flout laws designed to protect America’s workers.
In addition to the strikes and studies, Congressional Progressive Caucus leaders conducted special hearings to investigate wage theft on federal contracts, spearhead passage of End Wage Theft Amendments on House spending bills and sent a letter to the President urging him to use his executive powers to curb legal violations.
In response, President Obama issued the Fair and Safe Workplaces Executive Order to ensure federal contractors disclose violations of federal labor laws.
Executive Order --Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces ... http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/07/31/executive-order-fair-pay-and-safe-workplaces