Obama Forces Non-Union Workers to Subsidize Failing Big Labor Pensions

Obama’s Big Labor Department announced a $35 million construction project that forces all workers on the project to pay forced union dues or fees and then forces them (through their employer) to contribute to underfunded union administered pension programs. Because construction projects typically have short durations, non-union workers will likely never have an ownership interest (vested) in the plan.  Therefore, non-union workers will lose ever penny that their employer contributed on their behalf and allow Big Labor to prop up wobbly pension programs. The Washington Times’ S.A. Miller reports:

Delivering on President Obama’s promise to boost the labor movement, the administration has announced a $35 million federal construction project in New Hampshire that requires union representation for the workers and forces nonunion employees to pay dues and contribute to a union pension fund.

Mr. Obama issued an executive order in the first weeks of his presidency that would make the requirement, known as a “project labor agreement” or PLA, the norm for all government contracts on large-scale construction jobs. The order is under review and a final rule is not expected for months, but that did not stop the Labor Department from rushing to use a PLA to build its new Job Corps Center in Manchester, N.H.