As Wells Fargo scratched out flyers distributed by labor organizers for the union, bank employees remain firm in fighting for fair labor practices filing several complaints against the bank.
Bank Employees’ Union
It could be traced back to 2015 when bank employees initially started to organize a union due to sales pressure before the recent fake accounts scandals involving bank employees being pressured to sell and opening millions of unauthorized bank and credit card accounts for customers.
Now, with only about 1,000 bank employees out of 238,000 bank employees workforce from call center workers, software engineers, and compliance officers trying to unionize for improved staffing levels and the ability to work remotely, it may seem a hard battle for everyone.
Recently, three bank employees reportedly filed a complaint against Wells Fargo for preventing organizers from distributing flyers about their union. Subsequently, six more bank employees filed different complaints with one that may escalate to formal charges and one involving a worker who was discharged from duties for joining the union.
With such a small fraction who joined the union, it might be doubtful to pull off the scheme. According to Trevor Brown, one of the bank employees who has been working for Wells Fargo for ten years in the customer service calls team, he has been ordered to sell over again. He also filed a complaint last week when the bank tore down the union flyers he was putting up.
Wells Fargo’s Response To Bank Employees
Wells Fargo’s spokesperson acknowledged the bank employees’ attempt to unionize regarding wages, benefits, and terms of employment, however, she clarified that it would be best to hear the concerns directly from the bank employees in a calm and composed manner. Well, bank employees reportedly believe the bank and its willingness to make it better for themselves and their customers. But Brown was set to see what will happen next and so he will continue to put up the flyers.