How Obama Protects the Teamsters
The president and Jimmy Hoffa help each other more than workers
Michelle Malkinm, NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
While he rails against “special interests,” Obama has zero to say about the executive orders he signed in the first days of his presidency to give unions a leg up. Executive Order 13502, for example, essentially forces contractors who bid on large-scale public construction projects worth $25 million or more to surrender to union representation for its employees. This codification of so-called project labor agreements significantly raises the cost of highway- and school-construction projects (by as much as 15 percent among California public schools, according to a new study by the National University System Institute for Policy Research).