Members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) will join members of the House and Senate this week to call for the passage of legislation giving people the option of using U.S.-based call centers.
The CWA supports the United States Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act, which has already been offered in the House and Senate.
On Wednesday afternoon, members of the CWA will hold a press conference with Sen. Bob CaseyBob CaseyA guide to the committees: Senate GOP loses top Senate contenders How many GOP senators will stand up to megadonor DeVos? Just 2. MORE (D-Pa.), and Reps. David McKinleyDavid McKinleyA guide to the committees: House Overnight Regulation: Republicans put Obama coal rule on chopping block House to repeal Obama coal rule Wednesday MORE (R-W.Va.) and Tim BishopTim BishopDems separated by 29 votes in NY House primary Flint residents hire first K Street firm House moves to vote on .1T package; backup plan in place MORE (D-N.Y.) to formally introduce the bill.
The bill is meant to reduce the outsourcing of call center jobs to India and other countries. On Wednesday, CWA members from an outsourced call center in Texas will join members of Congress, along with an "insured" call center in North Carolina.
The CWA says it represents 700,000 union workers in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.
Bishop introduced his bipartisan call center bill, H.R. 2909, in August. Sen. Casey offered his bill, S. 1565, in September.