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Maine Senators Express Concern Over Pro-Labor Policy for Government Contractors

The Obama administration is considering a policy called the “High Road Contracting Policy.” This policy would give employers that treat their employees better than the law requires an advantage when they compete for federal contracts. It is reported that this policy would advantage contractors that provide hourly workers with a “living wage,” health insurance, an employer-funded retirement plan and paid sick days.

Senators Collins and Snowe have signed a letter to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Peter Orszag, expressing concerns that they have with this “High Road” policy. Among other things, they are concerned that the policy would adversely affect small businesses.