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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

White House Announces Summit on Worker Voice

On Wednesday, October 7, the White House will convene a Summit on Worker Voice to explore ways to ensure that working Americans are fully sharing in the benefits of the broad-based economic growth that they are helping to create.

President Obama first spoke of his intentions to hold the Summit in March, noting that even as our economy continues its recovery, many working families are still finding it difficult to get ahead. The Summit will focus on how workers can make their voices heard in the workplace in ways that are good for workers and businesses.  The labor movement has long served as a powerful force for ensuring that workers’ voices are heard and, as a result, for growing and strengthening the middle class. As we work to continue to address economic inequality, and as we adapt to the challenges and opportunities presented by our changing workforce, the Summit on Worker Voice will look to energize a new generation of Americans to come together and recognize the potential power of their voice at work. 

Additional details about the Summit will be made available in the coming weeks.