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Build Back Better
CWA activists have been visiting Congressional offices in person and making phone calls to build support for the Build Back Better Act. The Build Back Better Act will support working families and retirees by expanding Medicare to include hearing coverage, increasing the child tax credit, and limiting child care costs. It will ensure that corporations pay their fair share of taxes and stop rewarding them for shipping jobs overseas. The bill also includes parts of the PRO Act which would make it easier for workers to join unions to improve their wages and working conditions.
Get involved by joining our special Halloween themed phone bank tonight – the best costume wins a prize! Learn more and sign up at action.cwa.org/forms/join-us-for-build-back-better-act-phone-banks.
On October 15, members from CWA Locals 9509 and 9511 made a surprise visit to Congressman Scott Peters’ office in La Jolla, Calif. Members delivered hundreds of Build Back Better petition signatures and asked Congressman Peters to support the Build Back Better Act, which he said he would take into consideration.
On October 21st, members from CWA Local 6143 visited Rep. Henry Cuellar's San Antonio office and delivered hundreds of Build Back Better Act petition signatures. CWA members urged Rep. Cuellar to do the right thing and support this historic piece of legislation.
Electing Pro-Worker Candidates
On October 23, CWA leaders and retirees from Local 3108 (Orlando), Local 3122 (Miami), Local 3176 (Ocala), and 3102 (Daytona Beach) met with endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Val Demings. They presented her an award thanking her for her time championing our issues in Congress and discussed the status of Build Back Better and the importance of winning the race against anti-worker Sen. Marco Rubio so that working Floridians' voices are represented in the U.S. Senate.
Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act
On Tuesday, Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.) reintroduced the bipartisan Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act in Congress. The bill, which establishes federal protections guaranteeing public service workers the right to join together and collectively bargain, is a key part of CWA’s Worker Power agenda.