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Santander Bank U.S. Workers Launch Union Organizing Drive

February 23, 2017 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News
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Dallas, TX – Bank workers Tuesday started a struggle for unionization in the U.S. 15,000 bank workers at Spain-based Santander Bank are declaring their intentions to form a union.

The Committee For Better Banks and the Communications Workers of America are involved in organizing efforts to help U.S. Santander bank workers organize a union.

While bank workers present a professional image, they’re really dealing with low wages and facing other worker issues.

Some of Tuesday’s planned actions included delivering pro-union petitions in Dallas and Boston along with letters demanding Santander executives respect their right to form a union.

The workers want the same standards for U.S. workers that the bank employees get in other countries. CWA is involved in helping bank workers in Texas organize.

The workers want higher wages and a greater share of bank profits along with stable full-time jobs. Median bank teller wages in 2015 were just $26, 410.

February 22, 2017

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