THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Nashua, New Hampshire) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release February 2, 1996
STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT
The right of workers to Strike has long been one of America's envied freedoms. Last year, I signed an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from permanently replacing workers who exercise their legitimate and historic right to strike.
This Executive Order -- which furthers the economic and efficient administration of federal contracts -- signals the kind of productive labor-management relationships that are needed in today's economy.
I regret today's decision by the D.C. Circuit Court overturning this Order. I strongly believe that this Executive Order is economically sound, fair, and legal, and accordingly I am instructing my Justice Department to take all appropriate steps to have this decision overturned.