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White House Organizing Task Force Welcome Step for Working Men and Women

Washington, D.C. (April 27, 2021) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement today:

The new White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment is a welcome step in redirecting federal policy to encourage and provide the opportunity for working men and women to join unions. Union bargaining rights have lifted generations of Americans out of poverty and created a stronger and more just nation. But our freedom to organize and join together in a union has increasingly been threatened and undermined by policies that discourage unions and chips away at our rights.

 

The new task force - chaired by Vice President Kamala Harris and Co-Chaired by Secretary Marty Walsh – is yet another signal to working men and women that this is an Administration wholeheartedly committed to union rights and building a more prosperous middle class.

 

Having a champion of the working-class in the White House like we do today makes all the difference. LIUNA looks forward to working with the White House Organizing Taskforce to identify opportunities to create good union jobs, help working men and women get ahead, and ensure that workers have a strong voice in their workplaces.

 

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The half-million members of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – are on the forefront of the construction industry, a powerhouse of workers who are proud to build the United States and Canada.