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

April 10, 1986

STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY

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

The Administration strongly 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 without giving them a chance to decide whether they want to be represented by that union or to negotiate their own working conditions. 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 also 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/327143