AMERICAN LABOUR/AMERICAN POLITICS:
While ordinary people suffer from the economic crisis the banks who have been the happy recipients of government largess continue on their merry way- with little consideration for their debtors and customers. Here's an appeal from the Jobs With Justice coalition asking you to protest this state of affairs.
Tell Wells Fargo: Stop the Evictions & Wage Theft!:
Belva Davis is facing eviction from her Detroit area home,despite her attempts to pay her mortgage. Deb Johann lost her job and had months of her vacation pay stolen from her, when Quad City Die Casting abruptly shuttered its Moline, IL plant. She and her co-workers are also owed thousands of dollars in health care. They are only two among tens of thousands of victims of corporate crime. The culprit? Wells Fargo.
Take Action Now:
Wells Fargo and its Wachovia subsidiary received $25 Billion in 'TARP' bailout money, not to mention far more subsidy from the Federal Reserve, supposedly to extend credit and keep our economy going during this economic crisis.
Instead, Wells Fargo and the rest of the big "Bailout Bandits" (Bank of America, Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase - you can read more about there corporate crimes here http://www.unionvoice.org/ct/6d_xDw71QBqf/) reduced their lending, increased foreclosures and are paying huge executive bonuses while:
*foreclosing and evicting tens of thousands of people
*pushing people out of jobs when companies close for lack of credit
*charging obscene overdraft fees
*spending millions lobbying against reforms of the financial system and a recovery for the rest of us (health care, employee free choice act, a jobs plan and more)
Wells Fargo is even refusing to negotiate with Belva and refusing to pay Quad City workers what they earned n vacation pay or health care benefits. You can take action on this alert via the web at:http://www.unionvoice.org/campaign/stopwellsfargo/wukd7sdrv7extbm7?
We encourage you to take action by October 24, 2009
Tell Wells Fargo: Stop the Evictions & Wage Theft!
Go to the link above to send the following letter to Wells Fargo management.
Your letter will be addressed and sent to:
----THIS LETTER WILL BE SENT IN YOUR NAME----
Dear [decision maker name automatically inserted here],
Stop the evictions and stop pushing people out of jobs. You were bailed out by we the people. Your failure to address these concerns borders on criminal conduct. In particular:
1) Stop evicting Belva Davis - and all the other Belvas that need you to renegotiate mortgages
2) Pay the Quad City Die Cast workers what they are owed.
----END OF LETTER TO BE SENT----