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

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  •  I don't understand the end of the article (0+ / 0-)

    "But some opponents argue that legislation would be needed because an executive order may collide with laws that require federal contractors to pay the prevailing regional wage for the type of work being done. The executive order, they fear, would call for higher wages."

    Wouldn't existing prevailing wage rules allow the contractor to pay more than the prevailing wage?

    •  Existing prevailing (0+ / 0-)

      wages are set by the labor Department. Its a bullshit argument. An attempt to defend lower wages.

      "If I pay a man enough money to buy my car, he'll buy my car." Henry Ford

      by johnmorris on Fri Feb 26, 2010 at 06:20:25 PM PST

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