Senate votes to end rule protecting federal contractors
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Mar 08, 2017
The Senate voted 49 to 48 to eliminate the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule, which is aimed at federal contractors, the Washington Post reports.
The rule — which required federal contractors to disclose violations and alleged violations of several federal labor laws in order to bid on government contracts —has already cleared the House, the article notes.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released a report that showed that 66 of the federal government’s 100 largest contractors have at some point violated federal wage and hour laws, proof she says the rule was needed, and terminating it only makes it “easier for companies that get big-time, taxpayer-funded government contracts to steal wages from their employees and injure their workers without admitting responsibility,” the article states.