Organizing Updates Around CWA - Maximus and more
Workers organizing with CWA at federal call center contractor Maximus announced that they are ready to strike in a new video released this week. The workers, who handle Medicare and Affordable Care Act calls, intend to strike on November 9, during the open enrollment period for those programs, if their calls for livable wages and better working conditions continue to go unanswered.
As the largest federal call center contractor, Maximus has not aligned with President Biden’s commitments to advancing racial equity and supporting workers who want to organize unions, coming under fire after complaints of low wages and minimal protections from abusive callers in the workplace, allegations of union-busting, and unsafe working conditions. The union is calling for HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra to investigate Maximus’ labor practices to determine whether it is fulfilling its obligations as a federal contractor.
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This post originally appeared on cwa-union.org.