On Monday, Feb. 7, the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment (“Task Force”) released its Report that includes nearly 70 recommendations to promote worker organizing and collective bargaining for public and private sector employees. The Task Force is led by Vice President Kamala Harris as chair and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh as vice-chair, and the recommendations were developed in collaboration with over 20 executive agencies, departments and White House offices.
Much of the Report focuses on federal contractors and the federal government as an employer. The report’s recommendations do not have an immediate impact on most private sector employers. Instead, it directs federal agencies and departments to take steps toward removing barriers that may impede unions’ ability to organize workers and educating workers on their organizing rights. It is unclear how federal agencies will proceed and the timeline to implement the recommendations is not immediately clear.
Click the link below to find:
- Background on the report
- Summary of select Task Force recommendations for federal contractors
- Summary of select Task Force recommendations that may be of interest to private employers
- Impact on private employers and next steps
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