Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.
As negotiations on the bipartisan infrastructure bill continue, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) is launching an exciting new campaign for extending high-quality broadband access all across the country. The union’s Build Broadband Better campaign is built around membership engagement, public education and political action. CWA has created its own “Broadband Brigade” of front-line broadband workers who will educate their fellow union members and the public on the need to invest in reliable internet access. And the union is making a significant investment in TV and digital ads.
“I have a great job. I help families get online with fast, reliable broadband internet,” said Kojak Valentine, a member of the CWA’s Broadband Brigade in Detroit. “Expanding access will help students learn and the economy grow, and making sure that experienced union workers build it means reliable service and good jobs.”