For Immediate Release: April 26, 2021
Contact: Mark Brueggenjohann 202-728-6014
IBEW Welcomes White House Task Force on Worker Organizing
IBEW International President Lonnie R. Stephenson issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s establishment of a White House Task Force on Worker Organizing:
“As President Biden has said many times, unions built America’s middle class, and today’s announcement of a new White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment shows just how serious this administration is to helping workers exercise their right to collectively bargain.
The original intent of the National Labor Relations Act was not just to give workers the right to organize but to encourage stronger unions and broader collective bargaining rights.
That is why today’s announcement is so important. It says that the Biden administration is putting workers’ rights at the center of its efforts to build our economy and middle class back better.
The men and women of the IBEW look forward to working with the White House and this task force to develop policies and initiatives to promote worker’s power and a stronger labor movement.”
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) represents approximately 775,000 members and retirees who work in a wide variety of fields, including construction, utilities, manufacturing, telecommunications, broadcasting, railroads and government.