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From the Editorial Team 1091627 NLFXXX10.1177/10957960221091627New Labor Forum XX(X)Editorial editorial2022 New Labor Forum 2022, Vol. 31(2) 5 –7 From the Editorial Team Copyright © 2022, The Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies Article reuse guidelines: sagepub.com/journals-permissions https://doi.org/10.1177/10957960221091627 DOI: 10.1177/10957960221091627 journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Early in his administration, Joe Biden pledged Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment, to be “the most pro-labor president in U.S. his- with Vice President Kamala Harris and Labor tory.” His only serious competition for this dis- Secretary Marty Walsh at the helm. The task tinction is Franklin Roosevelt, who delivered force was charged with identifying “executive the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) in branch policies, practices, and programs that 1935. And since presidential legacies are mea- could be used . . . to promote my administra- sured by achievements, rather than by convic- tion’s policy of support for worker power, worker tions, Biden may well come up short. As he organizing, and collective bargaining.” When the enters his second year in office, gains for orga- task force report was issued on February 7, 2022, nized labor have largely been the product of unions were quick to praise it; corporate law workers’ shop-floor struggles. Hard-fought and firms were just as http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

From the Editorial Team

New Labor Forum , Volume 31 (2): 3 – May 1, 2022

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1091627 NLFXXX10.1177/10957960221091627New Labor Forum XX(X)Editorial editorial2022 New Labor Forum 2022, Vol. 31(2) 5 –7 From the Editorial Team Copyright © 2022, The Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies Article reuse guidelines: sagepub.com/journals-permissions https://doi.org/10.1177/10957960221091627 DOI: 10.1177/10957960221091627 journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Early in his administration, Joe Biden pledged Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment, to be “the most pro-labor president in U.S. his- with Vice President Kamala Harris and Labor tory.” His only serious competition for this dis- Secretary Marty Walsh at the helm. The task tinction is Franklin Roosevelt, who delivered force was charged with identifying “executive the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) in branch policies, practices, and programs that 1935. And since presidential legacies are mea- could be used . . . to promote my administra- sured by achievements, rather than by convic- tion’s policy of support for worker power, worker tions, Biden may well come up short. As he organizing, and collective bargaining.” When the enters his second year in office, gains for orga- task force report was issued on February 7, 2022, nized labor have largely been the product of unions were quick to praise it; corporate law workers’ shop-floor struggles. Hard-fought and firms were just as

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