The CWA is asking supporters to sign a petition to demand CEOs ‘guarantee’ Trump tax cuts go to workers.
It is no secret that unions have been opposed to Donald Trump since before his election to the presidency last year.
Since his stunning election defeat, unions have walked a fine line between alienating their members who voted for Trump and devoting resources to the so-called “Resistance.”
However, one union—the Communications Workers of America (CWA), which backed Socialist Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary against Hillary Clinton—has been openly opposed to Trump from the beginning.
Now, with the Republican tax reform bill getting closer to being signed, the CWA is asking its supporters to sign a petition calling on CEOs to commit to give workers a raise if corporations get a tax cut.
CWA wants to make sure that the nation’s biggest employers actually give working families the average $4,000 wage increases the Trump administration claims will result from cutting the corporate tax rate.
CWA has reached out to all its major employers like AT&T, Verizon, General Electric, American Airlines, NBC Universal, and others, to call on them to commit to that raise in writing by Dec. 1.
As of December 7, no employers have responded, and there have been many reports that CEOs plan to use the tax cuts to buy back stock and reward investors – not to give workers a raise and stop offshoring good jobs.
CWA will keep pressing the issue to make sure that employers are held accountable for their promises if the Republican tax bill becomes law.
Sign the petition to tell CEOS you want them to guarantee the wage increase in writing.
To coincide with its petition campaign, the CWA organized protest demonstrations in Dallas and in Kansas.
“The idea that corporations will use these cuts to create jobs in the U.S. is laughable,” CWA president Chris Shelton–a staunch Trump opponent–stated in September.