MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: March 12, 2019
CONTACT: Courtney Boland, 732-284-7462, CBB@berlinrosen.com
Ahead of Wells Fargo CEO’s testimony before Congress,
BANK WORKERS, MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, CONSUMERS, AND COMMUNITY ADVOCATES WILL HOLD RALLY AND PRESS CONFERENCE ADDRESSING PERSISTENT PREDATORY AND ANTI-WORKER PRACTICES
Senator Sherrod Brown and Representative Jesús G. “Chuy” García (IL-4) to appear with current Wells Fargo workers
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow, the Committee for Better Banks, along with Members of Congress, the AFL-CIO, CWA, Americans for Financial Reform, and other community, consumer advocacy, and labor organizations, will gather on Capitol Hill, immediately ahead of Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan’s hearing before the House Financial Services Committee. Workers, advocates, elected leaders, and their allies will call on Sloan to answer for persistent discriminatory and predatory practices, despite assertions by bank executives that they have reformed and “re-established” the bank.
WHAT: Press Conference and Rally with the Committee for Better Banks and allies
WHEN: Tuesday, March 12, 8:30 AM
WHO: Senator Sherrod Brown, Representative Jesús G. “Chuy” García (IL-4), CWA President Chris Shelton, Americans for Financial Reform Executive Director Lisa Donner, Wells Fargo workers and members of Committee for Better Banks, and more
WHERE: U.S. Capitol House Triangle (located in the grassy triangle on the House side of the Capitol’s East Front)
Wells Fargo workers have long demanded better protection, including a union, as well as a genuine seat at the table to help ensure the bank’s dangerous practices are kept in check. On the day of the hearing, workers will also deliver a petition to Sloan calling on him to meet with front-line workers to address the toxic, high-pressure environment that still exists for thousands of Wells Fargo employees.
The Committee for Better Banks, the only independent voice for frontline bank employees, is comprised of bank workers, community and consumer advocacy groups, and labor organizations, coming together to improve conditions in the bank industry. Committee for Better Banks members, including current and former Wells Fargo employees, will be in Washington during Sloan’s hearing before the House Financial Services Committee and will be available to speak with media.