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Friday, January 30, 2009

Obama Says Will Reverse
Bush Labor Policies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama pledged on Friday to reverse labor policies from his Republican predecessor, George W. Bush, that unions have long contended favored employers over workers.
Obama, who won significant backing from trade unions in his Democratic presidential campaign, said there could not be a strong middle class, the focus of his economic recovery plan, without a strong labor movement.He signed three executive orders to bolster unions in the workplace and strengthen workers' rights.

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