Chaired by Vice-President Kamala Harris, the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment is mobilizing the federal government's policies, programs and practices to empower workers to organize and successfully bargain with their employers.
Learn how the U.S. Department of Labor is working with the task force to help achieve its mission.
Ensuring Workers Know Their Organizing and Bargaining Rights
We're leading an initiative to increase awareness among workers of their federally-protected rights to organize and collectively bargain with their employers.
Establishing a Resource Center on Unions and Collective Bargaining
We developed a resource center with information on unions and collective bargaining for workers, unions, employers, researchers, other government agencies, and policymakers.
Protecting Workers Who Organize from Illegal Retaliation
We're committed to addressing and preventing employer retaliation against workers who exercise their labor rights.
Shedding Light on Employers' Use of Anti-union Consultants
Our Office of Labor-Management Standards is taking action to increase public disclosure of arrangements between employers and the anti-union consultants they hire to run campaigns to discourage workers from forming or joining unions.
Advancing Equity Across Underserved Communities by Supporting Worker Organizing and Collective Bargaining
By supporting workers' ability to organize and collectively bargain, the task force will also advance the administration's goal of ensuring greater equity for underserved populations and communities, especially workers of color, women, and workers with disabilities.
Collecting and Reporting More Information on Unions' Role in the US Economy
We are committed to collecting, producing and analyzing more information about labor unions, worker organizing, and collective bargaining. This information can help workers, policymakers, worker organizations, employers and researchers better understand the effect of unions on workers and the economy.
Secretary Walsh explains how the task force is putting the federal government's policy of encouraging worker organizing and collective bargaining into action
How 20 Government Agencies and Offices are Working Together to Promote Worker Empowerment and Organizing
More than 20 Cabinet departments and White House agencies tasked with finding innovative ways to support worker organizing and collective bargaining. Here's what they found.
Secretary Walsh and Vice President Harris traveled to Pittsburgh, PA to discuss what building back better looks like for workers in Pennsylvania and across the nation.
Remarks by Vice President Harris and Secretary Marty Walsh Before Inaugural Meeting of the Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment
Full remarks from Vice President Harris and Secretary Marty Walsh before the first task force meeting.
See our key messages about the department's role in the task force.
Throughout our history, unions have lifted workers' voices in their workplaces, communities and government. But union density has been declining for decades, with devastating consequences