Today, President Biden and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh met with 39 national union labor leaders. The President and Secretary Walsh met with labor leaders to discuss issues impacting union members and how the administration can help support working Americans.
The President thanked the labor presidents for their support and outlined the steps the administration has taken to help union members in the first year of the administration. Secretary Walsh spoke of the need to work collaboratively to empower American workers and underscored the President’s support for strong unions as key to the middle class. The group further discussed the unprecedented economic growth and jobs numbers which announced 678,000 jobs added in February and a 3.8% drop in the unemployment rate, a total of 7.4 millions jobs added since the start of the administration.
The group discussed the wide range of accomplishments of the administration thus far creating union jobs and protecting Davis-Bacon provisions, including the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the American Rescue Plan. The group echoed their thanks to the President, the Secretary and the Administration officials for the historic investment the administration has made in American workers.