The Committee for Better Banks (CBB) is the only independent voice for bank workers. We bring together bank, credit union and other financial services workers to win a voice at work, improve conditions, and form unions in order to build a more equitable and community-focused banking system.
Our members include current and former workers from financial services large and small, including Wells Fargo, Beneficial State Bank, Citibank, Bank of America, Santander, PenFed, Lake Michigan Credit Union, and Verity Credit Union. CBB was founded by the Communications Workers of America with the support of community and consumer advocacy groups, and labor organizations from around the world.
Supporting organizations include: Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, New York Communities for Change (NYCC), Minnesotans for Fair Economy, Jobs with Justice and local affiliates, and UNI Global Union.
Is the Committee for Better Banks against banks?
We aren’t against banks– we are working to make them better.
Banks hold our pensions and we trust our savings to them. They play an important role in our economy. But right now banks are promoting a business model that is bad for workers and bad for customers. It doesn’t need to be that way. We know the industry can change for the better if we push it in the right direction.
Who is the Committee for Better Banks?
We are a nationwide campaign! WE are active in California, Oregon, Washington, Texas, Minnesota, New York and other states. If you want to get active where you live just let us know and we'll connect you with an organizer.
What do members of the Committee for Better Banks do?
Members organize together to make change in their workplaces. We have conference calls where bank employees from around the country discuss the challenges we face on the job and support each other. We meet with our coworkers, create petitions and join in days of action.
Can I be fired for joining the Committee for Better Banks?
You have the legal right to engage in concerted activity – that means you have the right to take action together with your fellow coworkers to improve things at work. It is against the law for your employer to fire you for joining CBB. We all enjoy Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Association, and it is up to us to exercise those freedoms.
Where is the Committee for Better Banks Active?
We are a nationwide campaign! We have active committees in LA, SF, the Twin Cities, NJ, St. Louis and Rhode Island but if you want to start one where you live just let us know and we will connect you with an organizer.
How can I get involved?
Email one of our organizers, [email protected]
Who can get involved in the Committee for Better Banks?
Any current or former bank worker at any bank, large or small can become a member. Any concerned community member can become a supporter.
What is our vision for changing the industry?
Bank Workers from around the country came together to draft the first ever Bank Worker’s Bill of Rights.
What Organizations Helped Found the Committee for Better Banks
Organizations involved include: Make the Road New York, New York Communities for Change (NYCC), Minnesotans for Fair Economy, New Jersey Communities United, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, Jobs with Justice and local affiliates, the Communications Workers of America and UNI Global Union.