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Organizing Update

17 Nov, 2022

Wells Fargo

CWA has filed two unfair labor practice charges against Wells Fargo on behalf of workers who are organizing with the Committee for Better Banks-CWA. The charges allege that managers illegally threatened and disciplined workers for supporting the organizing effort. In one case, a manager threatened to revoke a worker’s right to work from home if they did not stop distributing pro-union flyers. The other charge alleges managers retaliated against a worker who complained about their pay. The worker received a new assignment but was paid $5 per hour less than the listed wage for the new job, according to the organizer.

In a statement, the workers said, “We are organizing a union to build a better Wells Fargo for workers and customers, yet the bank continues to try to resist change. Rather than join us in our efforts to address the toxic culture that has led to scandal after scandal and cost the bank billions of dollars in fines, Wells Fargo has chosen to break the law by attempting to silence us.” Read more here.

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Lake County

Clerk of Court employees in Lake County, Ohio, held a rally to build support for their organizing efforts to join CWA. A super majority of the workers have signed cards in favor of forming a union with CWA Local 4340 and have filed an election petition with the National Labor Relations Board. CWA already represents workers in seven bargaining units in Lake County. At the rally, the workers were joined by other CWA members and community supporters. The workers remain firm in their commitment to form a union and join their colleagues as CWA members.

Lake County Ohio Organizing
Clerk of Court employees in Lake County, Ohio, held a rally to build support for their organizing efforts to join CWA Local 4340.