Florida CWAers Fight Republican Assault on Workers' Rights

A piece authored by CWA Local 3181 President Richard R. Poulette of West Palm Beach, sounding the alarm on how Republicans and corporations are coming after workers' rights, was featured this week in the Palm Beach Post.

CWA members in Florida are fighting two bills that have been introduced in the Florida State Senate that would force public sector union members to re-confirm multiple times that they want to remain in the union, creating a costly and time-consuming paperwork mess for these essential workers and the local governments that employ them.

"It's important to remember that these laws weren't created by workers to make their own lives better – they were created by corporate special interests to weaken unions financially and to chip away at working peoples' solidarity with one another. We must reject them," Poulette wrote.