Posts tagged Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment
Why Biden can’t build back better
February 22, 2022 // Biden supports the PRO Act (Protecting the Right to Organize), which would significantly enhance the power of workers to unionize and bargain collectively. Now stalled in the Senate, he could use the bully pulpit to rally the base and push for a filibuster exception to get the bill to his desk. The president also has the power to enact major pieces of the PRO Act through executive order.
White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment
February 11, 2022 // When setting the scene for their recommendations, the task force complains that card check union organizing campaigns are not required, right to work laws allow private-sector workers to opt out of a union, and the U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus decision allows the same for public-sector workers. Card check is when union organizers use public card sign-ups that expose workers to intimidation tactics rather than using a secret ballot election.
Biden endures up-and-down first year on labor issues
January 18, 2022 // The administration’s decision to weaken COVID-19 isolation guidelines and rescind the emergency temporary standard for health care worker protections puts Biden in rare disagreement with labor unions.