This week, call center workers at federal contractor Maximus, who answer Medicare and Affordable Care Act Marketplace lines, went on a two day strike demanding affordable healthcare and an end to poverty wages.
Today’s announcement that 20 internet service providers have committed to lowering the cost of plans for households that are eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program is good news for the millions of Americans who cannot afford high speed, high quality broadband connections.
Today, Alex Speidel, one of the lead organizers from United Paizo Workers/CWA, met with President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, and other worker organizers at the White House to discuss how he and his co-workers at Paizo won voluntary recognition for their union.
The Tower Climbers Union (TCU)/CWA held a national town hall to share their vision for the future. And federal call center workers at Maximus went on strike on the anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act.
Last Wednesday, activists from CWA Local 6215 spoke before the Dallas City Council to urge the city to attach labor standards to public funds that are used to expand broadband internet access to unserved communities.