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Biden Labor Task Force Aims at Federal Purchasing, Agency Moves

Ben Penn Bloomberg Law
A task force is exploring how to boost union organizing and clout. Talks have included leveraging federal purchasing to steer agency contracts to companies with unionized labor or that otherwise promote workers’ rights.

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Google’s New Union Is Already Addressing Political Issues

Aarian Marshall WIRED
The Alphabet Workers Union said YouTube’s response to the insurrection was “lackluster” and inadequate. In a statement, the group said Google was not enforcing its own policies, while the platform was being used to “spread hatred and extremism.”

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Google Workers Have Formed the Company's First-Ever Union

Brian Fung CNN
The union's formation comes after years of rising employee tensions at Google over the company's practices, including its work with the defense sector, plans for a censored search engine in China, and handling of sexual misconduct claims.

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Unions Disagree over Biden's Labor Secretary Pick

ELEANOR MUELLER and MEGAN CASSELLA Politico
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and some of his organization’s largest affiliate unions are getting behind Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. But others are pushing Michigan Rep. Andy Levin, a former Service Employees International Union organizer.
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