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Statement of Administration Policy: H.R. 281 - Construction Industry Labor Law Amendments of 1985

November 20, 1985

STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY

(House Rules)
(Clay (D) MO and 144 others)

The Administration opposes enactment of H.R. 281. Under the bill, the terms and conditions of a collective bargaining agreement covering the employees of one business entity could be extended to cover the employees of another. This so-called "double breasting" provision would result in an unwarranted invasion into the free collective bargaining process. Moreover, the provision relating to pre-hire agreements imposes an agreement and a union on individuals who have not chosen them and prevents these workers from removing them except through a long and formal proceeding.

Ronald Reagan, Statement of Administration Policy: H.R. 281 - Construction Industry Labor Law Amendments of 1985 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/327071