US President Joe Biden and Electricians in New Castle, Delaware (file photo) Joe Biden Addresses Labor Day
The President of the United States, on the occasion of the celebration of Labor Day on September 5, 2022, addressed American workers, trade unions, professional associations and organizations, assuring them of the support of his administration
On the eve of Labor Day, which has been officially celebrated by the US states for almost 130 years and which is unofficially considered the “end of the summer period”, the President of the United States delivered a traditional address to American workers, trade unions, leaders of industrial and trade organizations.
Joe Biden recalled that his administration was and remains pro-worker from the very beginning.
“I said from the start that I would be the most pro-labor and unionist president in American history, and I will keep that promise. When I took office, I put money in the pockets of hard-working Americans with the American Rescue Plan, giving families a much-needed respite. I have now adopted a bold long-term economic program that will lead to historic investments in our country and in our workforce, these are: the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the CHIPS Act, the CHIPS Act, Science Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act,” said the President of the United States.
“My economic agenda is a one-generation plan to rebuild America to outperform any other economy in the world and create thousands of well-paying, green jobs,” Biden said.
give workers more opportunities, rights and even “power”, and actively promote their wages. To this end, he signed a decree “prohibiting unfair 'non-competition' agreements that prevent people from using their experience to find new jobs in their own industries.”
Joe Biden also created the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment “on worker organization and empowerment to identify new ways the executive branch can empower workers' organizations.”
Biden noted the contribution that “American workers have made to the strengthening of the American economy and the development of democracy in the United States since the factory workers and immigrants who built the transcontinental railroad connecting the coasts of America, and those workers who helped fight back against fascism during World War II. to the healthcare workers and first responders who have selflessly mobilized during the pandemic to save countless lives.”
The US President said he believes American workers deserve “a free and fair choice in collective bargaining.” contracts with your employer, without coercion or intimidation.”
“That is why I called on Congress to finally pass the Richard L. Trumka Protecting the Right to Organize Act and the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act, which will make it easier for private sector employees to industry, as well as employees of state and local governments, joining trade unions and signing collective labor agreements,” emphasized US President
Joe Biden noted in his address the important role of US industrial unions, which have become the voice of American workers, who fought for higher wages and family support benefits, set vital health and safety standards, enforced the 8-hour workday, eliminated child labor, protected against discrimination and harassment, and achieved a fair share of economic prosperity for every worker.
The President of the United States also paid tribute to the first members of the social and trade union movement who fought for the rights of workers.