On February 7, 2022, the Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment publicly released its report to President Joe Biden, offering nearly 70 recommendations to promote pro-union policies and practices in the public and private sectors. The Task Force, chaired by Vice President Kamala Harris, embodies President Biden’s vow to be the “most pro-union President” in United States history. All employers – including those who are already dealing with unions, and those who do not have unionized workers, will want to digest this report because it previews actions to come by unions and the federal government that will impact the workplace.
The report offers recommendations to promote worker organizing and collective bargaining for government employees and contractors. It also recommends increasing access for all workers to information about their rights to join or organize a union and aggressively enforcing existing labor laws. Ballard Spahr’s legal alert, which digests these recommendations is linked here.