This week, the Louisiana State House passed a CWA-supported bill by a vote of 83-8 giving the state the ability to claw back tax incentives when corporations don't keep the employment promises they make. The bill has already passed the State Senate on a unanimous vote, and Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is now expected to sign it into law.
The bill, introduced by Louisiana Senator Troy Carter, was spearheaded by CWA members in order to crack down on call center employers that utilize state tax dollars and then move work out of state. CWA Local 3411 president Matt Wood testified in March before the Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committee in support of the legislation.
In March, CWA local presidents from across Louisiana gathered at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge to meet with Louisiana Senator Troy Carter (front, third from left), who introduced a bill to crack down on call center employers that utilize state tax dollars and then move work out of state.