For Immediate Release: February 7, 2022
Contact: Mark Brueggenjohann 202-728-6014
White House Task Force Report Empowers Working People
Lonnie Stephenson, President of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, issued the following statement in response to a report from the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment:
“The 775,000 members of the IBEW have long known the important role unions play in creating a fair economy that works for everyone. This week, those benefits were recognized in a first-of-its kind report from the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment.
“By recognizing and uplifting the role labor unions play in improving the lives of working people, the Biden-Harris administration is once again leading by example and delivering victories for working people.
“The recommendations in this report represent a significant milestone for working people across America, but more must be done to secure workers’ rights to form and join unions. Congress must pass the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act to ensure every worker who wants to join a union may do so freely and fairly.”
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.