Last Thursday, CWA activists and leaders participated in a national phone bank to build support for the Freedom to Vote Act, and more.
The latest information on legislation which may effect CWA and its members.
On Tuesday, Democratic presidential presumptive nominee Joe Biden announced his selection of Sen. Kamala Harris of California as his vice presidential running mate in the 2020 election.
This bill will protect call center workers across the state by denying state grants, loans, and tax breaks to companies who move taxpayer-funded Mississippi call center jobs out of the country.
The vote in support of this bill is an important first step towards ensuring that companies that offshore call center and customer service jobs are not rewarded with taxpayer dollars.
Bipartisan Bill to Bring Call Center Jobs Back to the U.S. Garners More Legislator Support Than Ever Before
CWA announced that the United States Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act, introduced in the House by Reps. David McKinley (R-WV) and Mark Pocan (D-WI), with a companion Senate bill from Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), has reached more than 120 cosponsors in Congress — signaling a building wave of momentum for bringing back call center jobs in the U.S.
CWA Local 1298 flooded Hartford with red this week to fight for Connecticut's call center jobs.
House Bill 13 to protect call center jobs was a priority.
CWA members worked alongside members of the state AFL-CIO and IBEW Local 827 to get the bill across the finish line.
In a big victory for CWA members, who have been writing letters, sending postcards to legislators, making phone calls, and traveling to the state capitol in Albany time and time again to get this bill passed, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York State Call Center Jobs Act into law on January 2.
CWA today praised New York State legislators and Governor Andrew Cuomo for the historic new law which will protect New York call center workers and state taxpayers by denying state grants, loans, and tax breaks to companies that move New York call center jobs out of the country.
The new agreement between CWA and FEDOTRAZONAS demonstrates CWA’s belief that strengthening relationships between the union’s members and workers in countries that serve as centers for offshored global call center work is critical to reversing the global race to the bottom in the industry.
CWA works with government-contracted employees to lift working standards and join together for a voice on the job.
Colorado CWA members dropped off almost 300 letters and postcards encouraging Republican Senator Cory Gardner to support three pieces of vital legislation.
The Protect Call Center Jobs Act of 2019 would have protected California's working families and taxpayers.
A delegation of CWA members went on a fact-finding delegation to investigate the working conditions at call centers in the Philippines.
CWA members held lobby days, made phone calls to legislators, and much more.
Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Bernie Sanders, and Governor Jay Inslee announced their support in recent days for MAXIMUS call center workers as they join together for better working conditions.
The candidates expressed their support as MAXIMUS National Organizing Committee members met over the weekend in Richmond, Virginia.
They also made calls to their members of Congress and collected postcards in support of legislation to end offshoring of call center jobs.
CWA activists have been collecting postcards in support of the No Tax Breaks for Outsourcing and the U.S. Call Center Workers and Consumer Protection Act.
CWA must not only defend, but also must take advantage of the current opportunities to grow and flourish.