Press Release

Trumka: White House Task Force Is Key Step Forward

Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on President Joe Biden’s executive order establishing the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment:

The fight to strengthen working people’s freedoms on the job has never been more urgent, and President Biden is right to give this effort the resources and attention it demands. He understands that unionism is the single most effective tool we have for building a fairer economy and a more just society.

Under the leadership of President Biden, Vice President Harris and Secretary Walsh, this task force will put organizing and collective bargaining at the center of the federal government — part of their steadfast commitment to worker empowerment. Of course, the most important thing we can do to empower workers is pass the PRO Act, and we look forward to working with the Biden administration to get the job done.

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