Biden task force releases report to strengthen labor unions

A Biden administration task force has issued a set of recommendations that could make it easier for federal workers and contractors to unionize. The report released Monday includes 70 recommendations. The report argues that a decades long drop in union membership has coincided with a rising share of income going to the top 10% of earners.

The report’s goal is to increase unionization in part through the heft of the federal government as an employer.

Read the entire report here.

The Labor Department reported last month that only 10.3% of workers belonged to a union in 2021, down from 20.1% in 1983.

The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace business group calls the report “pro-union propaganda.”