Worker Power Update

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.

Last week, IUE-CWA activists from Locals 84775, 81495, 8138, 84901, and 83718 delivered hundreds of PRO Act postcards and Build Back Better Act petitions to Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Kristen Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.).

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Last Thursday, CWA activists participated in a special Halloween themed Build Back Better phone bank. Close to 40 Participants made approximately 12,400 calls to CWA members to patch through calls to targeted members of Congress. Marchelle Hopson from CWA Local 83701, won the contest for best Halloween costume.

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Last Friday, CWA members from Local 3808 delivered hundreds of petition signatures to Senator Marsha Blackburn's (R-Tenn.) office in Tennessee urging her to do the right thing and support the Build Back Better Act.

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On Tuesday, a delegation of CWA members visited Rep. Stephanie Murphy's (D-Fla.) Orlando office to drop off over 200 signed petitions asking for her support for the Build Back Better Act and met with her staff to discuss how crucial passing this legislation is to improve the lives of working people.