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Jan. 21, 2022, 7:14 PMUpdated: Jan. 21, 2022, 8:35 PM

‘Good Jobs’ Plan Aimed at Worker Rights, Labor Chief Says (1)

Rebecca Rainey
Rebecca Rainey
Senior Reporter

U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh announced a new effort from the Biden administration dubbed the “Good Jobs Initiative” aimed at providing workers with more information about their unionization rights and boosting protections in federal contracts.

Walsh said Friday the U.S. Labor Department initiative will provide technical assistance to ensure “prevailing wages, paid leave, registered apprenticeships, and pre-apprenticeships” in government contracting and grant programs.

“We’re going to speak directly to workers—making sure they have the information they need to exercise their rights, find good jobs, and get in-demand skills,” Walsh said while announcing the effort at the U.S. Conference of Mayors ...

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