At a Labor Meeting on Monday, September 17, the assembly will vote on the New Jersey Call Centers Jobs Act (A-1992)—an act concerning the relocation of call centers.
A-1992 is sponsored by Assembly members Shavonda E. Sumter, Tim Eustace, Daniel R. Benson, Valerie Vainiere Huttle, Eric Houghtaling, and Benjie E. Wimberly. If passed, the bill would make companies that offshore call center jobs ineligible for certain federal grants and tax-payer funded loans.
Recently, we’ve witnessed companies such as AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and T-Mobile close call centers and send thousands of valuable service-sector jobs overseas. This is unacceptable. Offshoring threatens the livelihood of working families in New Jersey, depresses our wages, and turns U.S. jobs into poverty-level jobs overseas. We need to support the New Jersey Call Centers Jobs Act, as well as take action on a federal level.
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