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End federal contracts if employer mistreats employees

Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) is pushing to prevent companies that mistreat their employees and repeatedly flout workplace protection laws from receiving taxpayer-funded federal contracts. In legislation introduced this week, Sen. Smith would also expand other workplace protections for those employed by large federal contractors. Her legislation is largely similar to a President Obama Executive Order that was repealed last year.

"It's pretty simple, taxpayer-funded government contracts should go to companies that follow the law and treat their workers fairly. Unfortunately, today, too many federal contracts are being awarded to companies with egregious and repeated violations of worker protection laws," said Sen. Smith. "While most contractors treat their workers fairly, we should be cracking down on the bad actors that put workers' lives and livelihoods at risk."

The Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Act would also ensure that taxpayer funds aren't used for union-busting activity.

Source: 2017-8 Minnesota special election website smith.senate.gov , Jun 15, 2018

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