Fair Pay and Safe Workspaces executive order repealed
Another of President Barack Obama's worker-friendly initiatives has been stricken down before it could even take effect. President Donald Trump on Monday signed a bill to rescind the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order (FPSW), which would have cracked down on labor violations by companies that contract with the federal government.
Republican leaders characterized the FPSW as redundant and overbearing. Trade groups objected to the "blacklisting" of contractors that violate wage laws or safety rules. Labor advocates decried the repeal as a step backward for millions of employees -- one in five Americans work for companies with government contracts.