Skip to comments.Obama imposes his policies directly on federal contractors, in 'year of action'
Posted on 04/06/2014 1:23:31 PM PDT by jazusamo
President Obama is imposing his policies directly on federal contractors.
This week, he will sign an executive order that would prohibit federal contractors from retaliating against employees who discuss their pay with each other. The prohibition on the wage "gag rules" is similar to language in a Senate bill aimed at closing a pay gap between men and women. That legislation is scheduled for a vote this week, though it is not likely to pass.
In addition, Obama on Tuesday will direct the Labor Department to adopt regulations requiring federal contractors to provide compensation data based on sex and race. The president will sign the executive order and the presidential memo during an event at the White House where he will be joined Lilly Ledbetter, whose name appears on a pay discrimination law Obama signed in 2009. This week's steps showcase Obama's efforts to take action without congressional approval and illustrate how even without legislation, the president can drive policy on a significant segment of the U.S. economy. At the same time, it also underscores the limits of his ambition when he doesn't have the backing of Congress for his initiatives.
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These companies should just refuse to do business with the federal government.
These companies cannot refuse to do business with the government. It is their lifeblood. They must bow and say, “Yes sir, how many bags full, sir?”
Absolutely correct, 0bama’s got them and they know it.
Obama's trying to ramp up dissent to get even MORE from us for these people's pay.
Public union thinking...SEIU at work.
If we elect a Republican President in 2016, his first act should be an executive order revoking every order Obama has issued.
If they look at the data I have provided them in my last dozen or so projects they will see that there is no difference whatsoever in the pay for the same work with the same experience. That is definitely not what they want the data to show.
The fact that government is composed of politicians and bureaucrats, the two most corrupt classes of people on Earth, is just a bonus.
It’s far past time to shrug.
He writes new executive order rules for every department under his control almost every day that have the effect of law. One man is destroying the lives of over 300 million citizens and our country. He is a new Stalin, new Hitler, new Idi Amin Dada.
Interesting that employers were ever allowed to do so.
I got mixed views on this. If you got three employees and one is doing a stellar job so you bump him up and the next day the other two are demanding their raise your not going to be so ready to reward the good employee next time.
Where’s the $6B his state department spent?
Maybe we don't need a "him"...
Every company I have worked for has it stated from the beginning that discussing your pay with another employee is grounds for termination.
Too many of them accept the contracts because it is guaranteed money.
The danger is - it is social engineering pushed onto our defense contractors. So not only is the military being socially engineered, but those companies that build our weapons and support the military are forced to abide by these rulings.
There are actually a number of metropolitan areas that show young women without children earn slightly more than their male counterparts in a number of professional areas.
The income gap shows up after they have children, but never occurs for those who don’t have kids.
There is NO upside to discussing your salary with other employees!!!
Discussing salary is still a fireable offense in a lot of places.
uh....ya, Lockheed could just shut down 92% of their business....
What a great idea.....
You’re right on the mark, it’s no ones business but yours.