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White House labor task force issues report

On Feb. 7, the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment released a report that includes more than 60 recommendations to promote workers’ rights. The task force, which was established by President Biden through an executive order in April 2021, is co-chaired by Vice President Kamala Harris and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh.

The report recommends promoting union organizing for federal and private-sector workers, increasing transparency on employers’ anti-union spending campaigns, expanding access on federal property for union organizers, and strengthening collective-bargaining rights. Additionally, it includes recommendations that would provide workers with increased access to information on union eligibility, joining an existing union or organizing a new one.

President Biden has accepted these recommendations. In six months, the task force will release a report on its progress included with additional recommendations on protecting workers’ rights. 

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