The Global Deal

News release: The United States joins the Global Deal Partnership


September 2022


The Global Deal welcomes the United States as a new partner. The United States shares the Global Deal’s recognition of the potential of sound industrial relations and enhanced social dialogue as a means to foster decent work, quality jobs, and increased productivity and, by extension, greater equality and inclusive growth.


As part of its commitment, the United States will put in place actions and policies that strengthen workers’ right. At the national level, this means enacting the recently published recommendations of the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment aimed at overcoming the barriers for workers to organise and bargain collectively. At the international level, the United States will promote social dialogue through the implementation of the Multilateral Partnership for Organizing, Worker Empowerment, and Rights Initiative (M-POWER). By bringing together like-minded governments and other organisations, M-POWER will help advance workplace democracy and support trade union rights worldwide.


I look forward to affirming our support for the Global Deal’s work and mission and to engaging with Global Deal partners on our shared priorities.” said Thea M. Lee, the U.S. Department of Labour’s Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs. A signing ceremony will be held during the second Global Deal Annual High-Level Social Dialogue Forum to take place in Madrid on the 2nd and 3rd November 2022, hosted by the Government of Spain.


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