White House group gets to work on plan to increase unionization of U.S. workers

The White House on Thursday launched an effort to increase the number of American workers belonging to unions, address income inequality and redress a power imbalance that favors employers.

The agenda was unveiled at the first meeting of President Joe Biden's labor task force, which he created in April.

Vice President Kamala Harris, who leads the group, said the work was a high priority for the administration. "When there are more union members, there is less income inequality," she said.

Harris also said the COVID-19 pandemic exposed fractures in the system designed to protect worker rights. "For whom things were bad, today they're even worse." she said.

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