White House Task Force on Worker Organizing Report Released

The Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment—led by Vice President Kamala Harris as chair and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh as vice chair—released publicly the report it delivered to President Joe Biden that includes nearly 70 recommendations to promote worker organizing and collective bargaining for federal employees, and for workers employed by public- and private-sector employers.

Additionally, the recommendations include ways to increase private-sector workers’ access to information about their existing right to join and/or organize a union, and the legally defined process of how to do so.

AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler said, "the Biden-Harris administration delivered another victory for working people with the release of the first report from the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment. This unprecedented report recognizes the critical role that unions play in creating a fairer economy. By taking steps to give more workers the right to organize and bargain collectively, the administration is once again demonstrating that it is committed to using its power to support unions.

"Now, Congress must do its part. In order to fully empower workers, it is time to pass both the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act and the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act, which will ensure that every worker who wants to join a union may freely do so," said Shuler.  "We are committed to working with the administration to implement these recommendations, and we look forward to the task force’s next report in six months." 

Read the entire report here.