How can unions take on Wall Street's economic and political dominance? That's the question CWA members tackled at a Reversing Runaway Inequality training in Camden, N.J., last week, sponsored by CWA Locals 1014 and 1084. Participants learned about the rapidly growing gap between the super-rich and ordinary workers, and discussed how the ever-growing power of hedge funds and private equity managers has rigged the system in favor of the billionaire class, while contributing to racial discrimination and plummeting wages.
Participants heard from congressional candidate Andy Kim, who is running against Tom MacArthur in New Jersey's 3rd District. The incumbent MacArthur has made it his mission to try to eliminate coverage for preexisting conditions and allow higher premiums for older Americans. He was the only member of Congress from New Jersey – Democrat or Republican – to vote for Trump's corporate tax cut bill, which provided huge tax breaks to the rich while resulting in increased overall taxes to many residents in New Jersey.
CWA Local 1014 is holding a "Labor Walk" day on September 29 to help elect Kim in November. For additional information and to sign up, click here.
CWA members participated in a Reversing Runaway Inequality training in Camden, N.J., last week sponsored by CWA Locals 1014 and 1084.