(From the CWA Newsletter)
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Earlier this month,Tthe New Jersey State Senate Budget Committee passed the "New Jersey Call Center Jobs Act" by a vote of 8-2-2. The bill requires public disclosure by companies like Verizon that offshore call center jobs overseas, and eliminates companies from receiving taxpayer-funded subsidies and grants from the state. CWA Verizon call center workers, members of Local 1000, have been fighting for this legislation. The bill has been working its way through the state legislature and was overwhelmingly passed by the State Assembly51-23 in the last session. Now, it will advance to the Senate for a final vote.