Our economy has come a long way from the economic crisis we faced when President Obama took office. American businesses have created 13 million jobs over the past 65 months, the longest consecutive streak of job growth on record. But we have more work to do to help middle-class wages grow and adapt to the changing nature of work in the 21st century. The Summit on Worker Voice will provide a historic opportunity to bring together a diverse group of leaders – including workers, employers, unions, organizers, and other advocates and experts – to explore ways to ensure that hardworking Americans are both driving our nation’s economic resurgence and also sharing in the benefits of the growth that they are helping to create.
The White House Summit on Worker Voice will provide a historic opportunity to bring together a diverse group of leaders – including workers, employers, unions, organizers and other advocates and experts — to explore ways to ensure that middle class Americans are sharing in the benefits of the broad-based economic growth that they are helping to create. We want both seasoned and emerging leaders from across the country, who are taking action in their communities to lift up workers’ voices — to be active participants in this conversation. The day will conclude with a town hall with the President, co-hosted by Coworker.org, which will include questions and stories from workers across the country. You can add your voice to that conversation here.
- Highlight the value of collective bargaining
- Examine challenges facing workers trying to organize in the 21st century
- Bring attention to new, innovative ways that workers are coming together to have a voice in their workplaces
- Engage employers who are collaborating with their workers to create meaningful partnerships that are good for workers and businesses
- The Evolution and Impact of Worker Voice over Time
- Remarks by the President at the White House Summit on Worker Voice
- Remarks by the President at the White House Summit for Worker Voice Town Hall
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October 7, 2015
White House Summit on Worker Voice