Executive Orders, Where to Look and Note the Labor Angle

By November 10, 2008Labor Unions

Since the political world will be discussing Presidential executive orders for the next few months, it makes sense to note online resources that list them, the orders, that is.

The White House site for President Bush’s executive orders is here. And below are the first seven President Bush issued upon taking office in 2001:

Feb. 21 Executive Order on Preservation of Open Competition and Government Neutrality Towards Government Contractors’ Labor Relations on Federal and Federally Funded Construction Projects
Feb. 21 Executive Order on Notification of Employee Rights Concerning Payment of Union Dues or Fees
Feb. 21 Executive Order: Revocation of Executive Order on Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers under Certain Contracts
Feb. 21 Executive Order and Presidential Memorandum Concerning Labor-Management Partnerships
Feb. 12 Executive Order on the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee
Jan. 29 Agency Responsibilities with Respect to Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Jan. 29 Executive Order: Establishment of White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

We’d guess organized labor has already demanded the revocation of the February 21, 2001, orders.

The White House site will probably disappear on January 21, 2009, so here is the National Archives’ listing of executive orders going back to January 8, 1937. (A memorable day, that January 8, when FDR established the Shinnecock Migratory Bird Refuge, New York.) Wish the orders from FDR’s first term were online.

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