President Trump would largely promote a continuation of the previous four years of labor policy. Federal agencies under Trump control will favor compliance assistance to enforcement actions. It is unclear if the president would rescind or keep in place—as he has—the Obama-era Executive Order 13502, which encourages, but does not require, federal agencies to utilize project labor agreements.

The president issued a Statement of Administration Policy opposing this bill, noting it “would kill jobs,” “empower third-party arbitrators to impose collective bargaining agreements,” “violate workers’ privacy,” “bypass secret-ballot elections,” “abolishes right to work laws,” “legalize ‘secondary boycotts,’” “rush union elections,” and “expansively defin[e] joint employer liability.”


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