WH statement: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/02/07/white-house-task-force-on-worker-organizing-and-empowerment-report/
Today, the Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment – led by Vice President Harris as Chair and Labor Secretary 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.
DOL statement and blogs:
US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF WHITE HOUSE TASK FORCE REPORT ON PROMOTING WORKER ORGANIZING, COLLECTIVE BARGAINING https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/osec/osec20220207
How the Department of Labor is Empowering Workers to Organize, Secy Walsh https://blog.dol.gov/2022/02/07/how-the-department-of-labor-is-empowering-workers-to-organize
How 20 Government Agencies and Offices are Working Together to Promote Worker Empowerment and Organizing https://blog.dol.gov/2022/02/07/how-20-government-agencies-and-offices-are-working-together-to-promote-worker-empowerment-and-organizing
Politico: Among the nearly 70 recommendations: The report suggests that four agencies including Interior allow union organizers to talk to federal employees and employees of federal contractors on federal property about the benefits of joining a union. It also directs DOL, OMB, DOD and HHS to ensure that federal funds are not spent on anti-union efforts, and OMB to find ways to remove barriers to unionizing federal workplaces. Those departments and the SBA are also advised to begin increasing awareness of workers’ right to organize.
What next? Biden has accepted the recommendations, a White House official said. The task force will submit another report in six months detailing its progress in implementing them. https://www.politico.com/newsletters/weekly-shift/2022/02/07/hugely-hypocritical-pro-worker-lawmakers-face-pushback-from-their-own-00006096