Lumen Technologies, formerly known as CenturyLink, recently informed its employees that while non-union workers are being given Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a paid holiday, its CWA-represented union members will not be.
"If Lumen executives care for diversity and inclusion, they must correct the wrongful exclusion of union workers from the holiday," said CWA District 7 Vice President Brenda Roberts. "Dr. King was assassinated while in Memphis organizing for workers' rights, and throughout his life, workers' rights were a core part of his work. It is deeply wrong to give this holiday to non-union workers and withhold it from union workers."
"It is against Dr. King's message and legacy to exclude union workers from the holiday," said CWA Vice President of Telecommunications and Technologies Lisa Bolton. "To use a holiday that honors our country's most important civil rights and labor rights figure as a bargaining chip to pit union and non-union workers against each other is a petty slap in the face to all working people."
Sign the petition to let Lumen know that it is unacceptable to exclude union workers from the Martin Luther King Day holiday.