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Biden is keeping his promise to support unions

Friday, May 21, 2021

Significance

President Joe Biden has promised the most pro-union administration in modern history, with an aggressive use of executive power to support union organisation efforts and policy goals. The union movement is hoping that Biden’s support will strengthen its role.

Impacts

  • Major companies in the fast food sector may be classed as joint employers alongside franchise owners, making unionisation easier.
  • Courts are likely to bring the whole of the US workforce under right-to-work provisions, dealing a blow to union finances.
  • Employers are more likely to be fined for breaching existing regulations that prevent activities intended to hamper unions.

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