Protecting Call Center Jobs in Colorado and Maine

CWAers across the country continue to make progress on passing legislation to protect call center jobs from offshoring! Here are the new updates on CWA members' hard work to pass this critical legislation:

This week, the CWA-supported Colorado Call Center Job Losses Monitoring Bill (H.B. 19-1306) passed the State Senate with bipartisan support (24 to 11). CWA members helped make it happen by testifying in hearings, lobbying their legislators, signing postcards, and making phone calls to their lawmakers. Next it goes to the Governor's desk to be signed into law.

The Maine State House passed a CWA-supported call center bill (L.D. 201) this week requiring companies with more than 100 workers (whether call centers or not) to give advance notice of closure and strengthen protections for workers. The Maine house sponsor, Rep. Michelle Dunphy, is a call center worker and CWA member. Up next is a Senate vote.