310 W Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, 4-6 P.M.
A few months ago a group of members of the CapTel Workers Union went to CapTel admin to present our demand for a living wage of $15 an hour for ourselves and our coworkers. We had a sit-down meeting and explained the many reasons the company- wide raise is needed.
We demanded that they give us their answer in our monthly team meeting so that our
coworkers could hear if they were getting a raise or, if the company decided against it, they could explain to us why they feel we don’t deserve a living wage despite being what allows the company to profit at all.
CapTel earns close to $2 for every minute of call content that CAs caption, and the company could easily afford to give its employees a better standard of life. CapTel refused to do so on the grounds that they believe their wages are competitive, despite being low compared to those of other call centers in Milwaukee.
Because CapTel admin did not honor our request to address all CAs on this matter and instead called a single union member into their office to give their answer in a secret meeting, we are picketing to inform our coworkers ourselves and we invite you to join us in making CapTel a better place to work.
Please feel free to invite friends and family and especially current and former CapTel employees.