Call Center Legislative Update

CWA’s nationwide fight to protect call center jobs continues with several states taking action to pass legislation that would help keep jobs in the U.S. Ohio Lawmakers from the Ohio House of Representatives held a hearing this week on state legislation that would stand up against the offshoring of call center jobs from Ohio. Introduced in both houses of the state legislature, HB 245 would help revitalize the Ohio call center and customer service industry. …

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Made in the USA…

Did you know that for every $1 spent on American made goods, an additional $1.32 is invested in the U.S. economy? Buying union-made in the U.S.A. is an easy choice, but it does take extra time to check the label.Take the pledge this holiday season to take the extra effort. Because having each other’s back, especially around the holidays, is what being a union member is all about. Click through to sign the pledge, and …

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Family Act reintroduced in Congress

TAKE ACTION! Thank Representatives Adams, Butterfield & Price for their support of the FAMILY Act! by the NC Justice Center Last week, the FAMILY Act was reintroduced in Congress with support from three of our 13 North Carolina Congressional members: Rep. Alma Adams, Rep. G.K. Butterfield, and Rep. David Price. The FAMILY Act would establish a Family Medical Leave Insurance program that would provide working people with paid family medical leave to recover from childbirth …

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How AT&T’s Outsourcing Compromises Customer Service and Job Quality

Frustrated that AT&T has failed to come to the table with serious proposals that protect good jobs, wireless retail workers – members of CWA – are taking their concerns about the telecom giant’s expanding web of third-party dealer stores, known as authorized retailers, directly to customers. Workers launched a new website – ATTConsumerAlert.org – that provides tips to help customers spot these dealer stores and their Wells Fargo-style quota systems that may create service headaches …

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Call Center Legislative Update

CWA’s nationwide fight to protect call center jobs continues with several states taking action to pass legislation that would help keep jobs in the U.S. Ohio Lawmakers from the Ohio House of Representatives held a hearing this week on state legislation that would stand up against the offshoring of call center jobs from Ohio. Introduced in both houses of the state legislature, HB 245 would help revitalize the Ohio call center and customer service industry. …

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Wage Theft in North Carolina

After seeing Durham Marriott workers protesting having their wages stolen, a Duke University student in the Center for Documentary Studies produced this video about it.

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Health and Safety

ChemHat, a “must read” for CWA occupational safety and health activists and leaders, is a joint production of the Blue-Green Alliance, CWA, and the United Steelworkers. This excellent presentation demystifies technical information regarding chemical occupational and environmental hazards as well as the need to move towards the use of safer, alternative products. Download the presentation. Visit www.ChemHAT.org. The CWA Occupational Safety and Health Department has as its primary responsibility the The CWA Occupational Safety and …

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Unity@Mobility

You don’t need to look too far back to see how far we’ve come in the fight for civil rights — just 50 years, actually. In an era when discrimination was as common as it was legal, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 struck down the status quo. Though we celebrate the progress we’ve made in the last 50 years, one thing remains clear: we’re not done yet. Defending our rights doesn’t stop at the …

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FOR MEMBERS

Take The Survey The Central Carolina Workers center is in the process of gathering information from working people in North Carolina. Your input along with other workers in the state, will offer a wealth of information that can be used to set goals and parameters for the workers center. With this input, the center will be able to effectively offer what is needed and/or necessary to get people to a place of empowerment. Mission Statement – “We envision the …

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Support Your Children

State Laws Regarding Time Off from Work for Parents to Attend School Activities (As of April 1, 2008) Did you know that as employees we have an option to request time off of our work schedule to attend functions at our childrens schools. This was a State Law as of April 2008, but it has not been used much as a resource to get valid time off. Weather it’s because it’s been forgotten or ignored, this is …

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