Save NY Call Center Jobs

Call centers have historically provided solid, middle-class jobs for New York families.

The practice of New York subsidizing corporations that destroy good, middle-class jobs must end. It feels silly to have to say that, but sadly I do.

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Call centers have historically provided solid, middle-class jobs for New York families. Workers are able to earn enough to provide for their families with, sometimes, enough left over for family vacations and college saving accounts for their kids.

Long gone are the days when a family could live comfortably with a minimum wage job. In 1968, a worker making the federal minimum wage could support a partner and a child above the poverty line. Today, you can’t even support yourself and a child on it. Even with the recent increase to the minimum wage, hitting $15 an hour in New York City, it’s impossible for families in many parts of the state to live on minimum wage.

Labor leaders and advocates in New York are optimistic that a bill punishing companies for shipping call-center jobs overseas is on track to become law.

With Democrats in control of both chambers of the Legislature and the governor’s office for the first time in a decade, the legislation is one of many stalled agenda items that will likely pass both houses before the end of the current session.

Call 855-980-2357

to tell your State Assemblymember to support the New York Call Center Jobs Act (A.567).