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United States: President Biden’s first pro-union and occupational health and safety initiatives
Planet Labor, 27 January 2021, n°12334 - www.planetlabor.com

As soon as he arrived in the White House, President Joe Biden made his mark on the relationship between his administration and the trade unions. Almost immediately upon his swearing in, the 46th US President proceeded to dismiss the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB- independent federal agency in charge of enforcing U.S. labor law for collective bargaining and unfair labor practices) General Counsel, who is considered to be too close to the business community. President Biden also signed an executive order directing Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials (OSHA- U.S. Labor Department regulatory agency) to ratchet up workers’ minimum guaranteed Covid-19 related protections.

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