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View Diary: President Obama May Use Gov't Contracts to Raise Worker Living Standards! (246 comments)

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    TomP

    Many government contracts are service related, where the major cost is labor. Government competes these contracts and often they go to the low bidder. How does the low bidder win? By cutting labor cost - either through lower salaries/wages and/or through cutting benefits (health, dental, vacation, holidays etc).

    In their solicitations the government should explicitly evaluate the compensation packages being offered by government contractors and it should be a major determining factor in contract award. Right now, that is not the case.

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