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Apr 26

ATU Welcomes President Biden’s New Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment

Silver Spring, MD – Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) International President John Costa released the following statement regarding President Biden’s Executive Order to form the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment.

“President Biden’s executive order creating a new White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment is a historic step for workers to exercise their freedom to join together to have a voice on the job.

“For far too long the deck has been stacked against working people as corporations have sought to trample on the rights of workers to improve their working conditions.  Led by Vice President Harris along with Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, this task force will work to ensure that federal policies and programs can be used to help workers organize and collectively bargain.

“Along with his strong support of the PRO Act, this is another promising sign of President Biden’s commitment to empowering workers, particularly women and people of color. The ATU is looking forward to working with the task force to help increase union membership to ensure more workers will be closer to realizing the American dream through good union jobs.”