Legislative Action Centers
The 2010 Citizens United opened the gates to unlimited corporate money in politics, making a bad situation, even worse. CWA, our Legislative Political Action Teams in every district and our progressive allies are fighting back against the flood of corporate dollars that is destroying our democratic process.
Over the last decade, the US has lost around half a million call centers jobs to off-shoring. Often companies pocket millions in taxpayer dollars to establish local call centers before shipping those jobs abroad just a few years later. The US Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act strikes back by cutting off-shorers off from federal grants and loans, giving you the right to know where your operator is based and giving you the right to transfer back to a US-based operator.
In the FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011 (H.R. 658), a provision was included that would reverse a recent rule issued by the National Mediation Board (NMB) that allows a majority of those voting in aviation and rail union elections to decide the outcome. Before this new rule, workers who did not vote were automatically counted as votes against the union.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting works with hundreds of national and local producers and community partners to ensure that Americans have universal access to high-quality non-commercial programming with a particular focus on the needs of underserved audiences, including children, minorities, and low-income Americans.
With unemployment higher than it has been in decades, we must, now more than ever, support good American jobs, such as those of the workers who create this competitive engine.