Blacklisting Repealed

After a narrow vote in the Senate on March 6, the so-called “blacklisting” rule that sought to force federal contractors to disclose previous labor-law violations has all but been eliminated.

President Trump is expected to sign a resolution to undo the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order, which former President Obama introduced in 2014. As part of the executive order, employers bidding for federal contracts worth at least $500,000 were required to disclose any of 14 established violations of workplace protections during the previous three years.

The House on February 2 voted 236-187 to repeal the federal contractor disclosure requirement. The more recent Senate vote was 49-48 to undo the requirement.