[author: Robin E. Shea]
Well! OK!
It’s been an interesting week, hasn’t it? Congratulations to President Obama on winning a second term. My Election 2012 coverage would not be complete without some labor and employment prognostications for Obama Administration II.*
Aggressive agencies and E.O.s. Because the GOP managed to hang onto control of the House, the President will not be able to push through much in the way of legislation — at least, not before the 2014 mid-term elections. Of course, Obama has had the same problem since the 2010 mid-term elections, but he’s gotten around it in two ways: (1) by issuing Executive Orders, and (2) by having his agencies take expansive, aggressive positions on existing laws. This is expected to continue in his second term.

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