Call center workers at government service provider Maximus held socially distant protests today calling on the company to respect their "Bill of Rights." The workers, who have been organizing with CWA, want Maximus to provide its essential workers with fair wages, adequate benefits, safe working conditions free of discrimination and exploitation, transparency as to benefits and leave options that are available, and to respect their right to join together in a union.
The Maximus' Workers Bill of Rights is being released today in recognition of International Human Rights Day, marking the day that the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Article 23 of the UDHR states that, "Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of [their] interests."
"Maximus call center employees work day in and day out to provide quick, accessible and accurate information to Americans about their healthcare, including critical information about COVID-19," said CWA President Chris Shelton. "Providing fair wages and keeping these workers, their families, and their communities safe is the least Maximus can do."
Maximus call center workers participated in a protest today, calling on the company to respect their "Bill of Rights."