Bloomberg Law
May 9, 2022, 9:00 PM

Biden’s Power to Set Contractor Wage Hikes Arises in Texas Court

Erin Mulvaney
Erin Mulvaney

The Biden administration has the authority to increase wages for federal contractors, which will mean greater income and equality for those who do business with the government, a coalition of unions and civil rights groups told a Texas federal court.

The coalition led by the Texas AFL-CIO, and including the National Employment Law Project, Communications Workers of America, and the Economic Policy Institute, filed a friend-of-the-court brief Monday asking the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas to grant the government’s motion to dismiss. The Justice Department has asked the federal court to toss a challenge from Texas, ...

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