Sign the petition: GM must back down

Tell GM: We stand with striking workers

Petition to General Motors management:
"Go back to the bargaining table and negotiate a fair contract with UAW workers."

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Dear 5849376,

Tell GM: We stand with striking workers

When Laura Prater of Spring Hill, Tennessee, woke up last week from a $40,000 stomach operation, she discovered that General Motors had abruptly cancelled her family's health insurance. Striking GM workers and their family members had no warning. Some found out GM had cancelled striking workers' health insurance only when they went in for cancer treatments or to pick up the insulin they need to survive.1,2

This sort of careless disregard for workers is what just led to the biggest strike in over a decade. GM is earning record profits – but refuses to raise pay and stop outsourcing jobs. So this week, more than 49,000 United Auto Workers members heroically went on strike. If they win, it will have a ripple effect that helps workers across the country.3

GM is threatening the health of workers and their families in order to break the strike. We need to show that countless Americans stand in solidarity with workers and force management to back down.

Tell GM: We stand with striking workers. Click here to sign the petition.

GM is earning record profits thanks to UAW workers and taxpayers like you. First, the federal government bailed out GM to keep the company in business. Then, the UAW offered concessions in order to keep the company going strong. Today, GM is earning more money than ever – but management refuses to respect the workers who made that possible. In fact, the company is continuing to close plants in the US and open new ones overseas.4

GM management fails to pay wages that keep pace with inflation. The company is closing doors to making temporary workers permanent, refusing to end a two-tier wage structure put in place after the financial crash and demanding pay and benefit concessions. So workers went on strike – and unlike in past strikes, GM decided to immediately terminate health benefits with no warning.5

Well-heeled executives are refusing to negotiate in good faith while raking in big bucks – GM's CEO earned $22 million each year, or nearly $10,600 per hour. That's more than 281 times the median worker's pay.6

Powerful unions are the best way to fight income inequality. Inequality hit its lowest levels in the 1950s and 60s, when a much higher percentage of the U.S. workforce was unionized. Studies find that union jobs raise wages for everyone, even non-union workers. In the wake of waves of teachers strikes across the U.S., we could be witnessing new momentum for organized labor. If UAW workers win, it will force executives everywhere to take workers more seriously – and benefit all of us.

Tell GM: We stand with striking workers. Click below to sign the petition:

https://act.credoaction.com/sign/gm-strike?t=9&akid=33816%2E3291973%2Eh_xsKL

Thank you for speaking out,

Heidi Hess, Co-Director
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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References:

  1. Nikki Junewicz, "'We had no warning:' Wife of GM employee on strike wakes up from surgery without insurance," Fox 17 Nashville, Sep. 18, 2019.
  2. UAW, "UAW workers woke across the country, some in hospital beds, without insurance," Sep. 18, 2019.
  3. Mike Elk, "Over 49,000 GM Workers Head Out on Strike," The American Prospect, Sep. 16, 2019.
  4. Ibid.
  5. Ibid.
  6. Ben Klayman, "GM CEO Barra's pay dipped slightly to just under $22 million in 2018," Reuters, April 18, 2019.

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Sign the petition: Block the new bank mega-merger

Tell the FDIC: Block the BB&T/SunTrust merger

Petition to Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chair Jelena McWilliams:
"Ensure that the full FDIC board, including Democratic commissioners, investigates the proposed merger of BB&T and SunTrust – and blocks this disastrous merger from taking place."

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Block the BB&T / SunTrust merger

A decade after their fraud destroyed the global economy, Wall Street megabanks are bigger than ever. But instead of working to break them up, Washington opened the door to a brand new big bank merger.

Last year, corporate Democrats teamed up with Republicans to help Wall Street get rid of a bunch of tough banking rules. It is no coincidence that southern banking giants BB&T and SunTrust announced a planned merger only a few months later. If SunTrust and BB&T merge, the new bank would be one of the largest in the United States and far larger than some of the institutions that caused the financial crash.1

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation must approve the merger before it goes through. Sen. Sherrod Brown is pressuring the FDIC to fully investigate and oppose the BB&T/SunTrust merger, and he needs our help.2

Tell the FDIC: Block the BB&T/SunTrust merger. Click here to sign the petition.

SunTrust and BB&T lobbied hard for the Senate to cut regulations on banks, including by funneling money to Senate Democrats and Republicans. Advocates and CREDO members fought the proposal, warning that it would pave the road to greater bank consolidation. Soon after the Senate stripped the rules, BB&T and SunTrust proved progressives right by turning around and announcing their proposed merger.3

This mega-merger would be the largest bank merger since the financial crash. The new company – which will be called Truist – would be the sixth largest bank in the country. Bank consolidation means bankers spend more time speculating and gambling to line their own pockets, instead of investing in the real economy. The two banks currently compete in overlapping markets, meaning any merger would eliminate competition and hurt workers and consumers. The combined assets of BB&T and SunTrust would far outweigh those of two institutions at the heart of the crisis, Washington Mutual and Countrywide Financial, at the time of the economic collapse.4

BB&T and SunTrust want to create a new too-big-to-fail bank to make their executives and elite shareholders rich at the expense of the rest of us. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is responsible for assessing the merger and regulating any resulting company. But Trump is trying to sabotage the FDIC by stalling on nominating the Democratic candidates.5 Sen. Brown is demanding a full-board investigation into the merger in part to put pressure on the Trump administration to fulfill its responsibilities and ensure that Republican appointees cannot singlehandedly approve the proposal. We need to stand with Sen. Brown – and raise our voices to demand that the FDIC oppose this bank mega-merger.

Tell the FDIC: Block the BB&T/SunTrust merger. Click below to sign the petition:

https://act.credoaction.com/sign/bbt-suntrust?t=9&akid=34160%2E3291973%2EX_Oj8G

Thank you for speaking out,

Heidi Hess, Co-Director
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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References:

  1. Sen. Sherrod Brown, "Brown: Full FDIC Board Must Consider Impact of BB&T and SunTrust Merger," April 23, 2019.
  2. Ibid.
  3. Sam Knight, "Senate Democrats Enabled the Biggest Bank Merger Since the 2008 Crash," TruthOut, March 10, 2019.
  4. Sen. Brown, "Brown: Full FDIC Board Must Consider Impact of BB&T and SunTrust Merger."
  5. David Dayen, "The 'Shelby Mafia' is muscling through a major new bank merger," The Intercept, April 24, 2019.

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Thanks for tweeting at U.S. banks – now help us spread the word?

Thanks for taking action on: Tweet at U.S. banks: Divest from fossil fuels now.

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Banks are setting the speed of how we tackle climate change. Tell them that the time is now to divest. https://act.credoaction.com/sign/tweet-banks-fossil-fuels/?aktmid=tm101766431.-V0_QN&akid=a359646570.3291973.UHP9yR&t=1&source=conf #nofossilfuels via @CREDOMobile

Thanks for all you do.

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SUBJECT: I just demanded U.S. banks divest from fossil fuels – will you?

I just signed a petition calling on Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase and Citibank to divest from fossil fuels. Will you join me?

Will you join me by using the link below to tweet?

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Sign the petition to Google: Stop enabling human rights violations

Stand with Googlers and tell Google: #NoTechforICE

The petition to Google reads:
"End your contract with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Do not be complicit in Trump's racist system of abuse and neglect."

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Dear 5849376,

Stand with Googlers and tell Google: #NoTechforICE

Google is powering Trump's abusive deportation machine.

Recent reports reveal that Google has a nearly $750,000 contract to provide cloud services to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).1 USCIS is supposed to be a service focused agency for immigrants, but under the Trump regime, it is acting as an extension of ICE and CBP, helping to carry out deportation traps.2 By working with USCIS, Google is supercharging Trump's war on immigrants. We must put a stop to this dangerous collaboration now.

Hundreds of Googlers and other tech workers have signed an internal petition demanding that the company end its contract with USCIS. Will you add your name to help turn up the pressure?

Tell Google: Publicly commit to not support racist immigration agencies. Click here to sign the petition.

Time and time again, Google publicizes its commitment to creating an ethical technology. Google's AI principles state that the company will not build technology "whose purpose contravenes widely accepted principles of international law and human rights."3 What immigration agencies are doing at our border is in absolute violation of human rights and international law. By working with them, Google is violating its own values.

Hypocrisy on Google's part is only one layer of the issue. Giving tech services to immigration agencies only enables them to violate human rights faster. Technology automates mass atrocity and tech firms are part of an ugly history. During World War II, IBM directly supplied Nazis with technology used to transport millions of people to concentration camps.4

The situation with Google is no different. The Trump regime is hurtling us toward authoritarianism and criminalizing people based on the color of their skin and the country in which they were born. In fact, USCIS recently changed its mission statement from "securing America's promise as a nation of immigrants" to "protecting Americans, securing the homeland and honoring our values."5

History is telling and very clear. We need to raise our voices with Google employees to tell Google that the time to say no is right now or risk being on the wrong side of history.

Tell Google: Stop enabling human rights violations. Click the link below to sign the petition:

https://act.credoaction.com/sign/google-no-tech-for-ice?t=9&akid=34144%2E3291973%2EGPb_dp

Thanks for fighting back,

Jelani Drew, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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References:
  1. Colin Lecher, "Google is helping to power a US immigration cloud project, new documents show," The Verge, Aug. 29, 2019.
  2. AILA Policy Brief, "Seven Ways USCIS Is Defying the Will of Congress," Feb. 25, 2019.
  3. Kim Hjelmgaard and Alan Gomez, "America is no longer a 'nation of immigrants'," USA Today, Feb. 23, 2018.
  4. Colin Lecher, "Google employees 'refuse to be complicit' in border agency cloud contract," The Verge, Aug. 14, 2019.
  5. Sundar Pichai, "AI at Google: our principles," Google, June 7, 2018.
  6. Oliver Burkeman, "IBM 'dealt directly with Holocaust organisers'," The Guardian, March 29, 2002.

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