CWA is observing International Call Center Month with collective actions focused on derailing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a dangerous trade deal that threatens good union call center jobs.
"We all know that call center jobs are vulnerable to offshoring and that thousands of our jobs have already moved overseas," said CWA Chief of Staff Ron Collins. "The TPP brings the threat of further offshoring since it grants special treatment to TPP signatories in terms of standing for government contracts and because of the new low-wage markets that will open up."
Earlier in the month, CWA kicked it off with a series of webinars. Key CWA locals that represent call center workers are now hosting teach-ins or "talk-to-ten" information drives to help educate members about the threat to their jobs from the TPP. Activists will be engaging with members of Congress through post cards, phone calls and meetings. We'll also be distributing flyers, sending letters to the editor and partnering with our progressive allies to raise awareness.