President Obama meets construction workers after speaking at the groundbreaking of a road improvement project funded by economic stimulus money in Columbus, Ohio, on Friday. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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On Jan. 30, 2009, unions were pleased by executive orders the president signed that reversed some Bush-era labor policies. Yuri Gripas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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