White House Summit on Worker Voice

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Worker Voice Intro

On October 7, 2015, the White House and the Department of Labor brought together workers, labor leaders, advocates, forward-leaning employers, Members of Congress, state and local officials and others to highlight the relationship between worker voice and a thriving middle class.

The White House Summit on Worker Voice provided 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 concluded with a conversation with the President, co-hosted by Coworker.org, included questions and stories from workers across the country.

Missed it? Watch a full video of that conversation here:

Changing Your Workplace Starts with a Conversation

We want to hear more about the work you have been doing over the course of the year since the Worker Voice Summit. Let us know here!

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Regional Engagement

Building on the momentum generated from the October 2015 White House Summit on Worker Voice, members of the administration are traveling around the country for a series of regional events in 2016. Thus far, there have been regional summits in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and New York City that continue to tell the unique story of how workers, organizers, employers, and local officials are flexing their collective muscles to create positive change in workplaces and communities throughout the country. When community leaders from various sectors and industries come together, they connect over innovative efforts to elevate worker voice to help ensure middle-class Americans are sharing in the benefits of the economic growth they are helping to create.

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Austin – September 15, 2016


Washington, D.C. - June 15, 2016


New York City - May 6, 2016


Los Angeles - April 8, 2016


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Minneapolis – February 9, 2016


White House Summit on Worker Voice – October 7, 2015

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