The Committee for Better Banks is a coalition of bank workers, community and consumer advocacy groups, and labor organizations coming together to improve conditions in the bank industry. We work for just wages, career paths and job security for front-line bank workers.
Organizations involved include: Make the Road New York, New York Communities for Change (NYCC), Minnesotans for Fair Economy, Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment, Jobs with Justice and local affiliates, the Communications Workers of America union (CWA) and UNI Global Union.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Any current or former bank worker at any bank, large or small can become a member. Any concerned community member can become a supporter.
Bank Workers from around the country came together to draft the first ever Bank Worker’s Bill of Rights.
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.