Protest outside T-Mobile store; outsourcing leads to anger
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Reporter: Jennifer Waddell
Web Producer: Rikki Mitchell
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - There is a big sale at the T-Mobile store in midtown, but some people aren't buying what the cell phone company is selling.
David Garcia is upset.
"We're standing in front of T-Mobile because T-Mobile is one of the employers that has lost 3,000 jobs, seven call centers, they've outsourced them overseas," he says.
T-Mobile is one of many companies that shut down call centers in the U.S. this year, while keeping open the same centers overseas.
The Tucsonans who protested on July 13 want people to know about the "Bring Jobs Home" Act, the Senate bill that would give a 20 percent tax credit to businesses that could be used to off-set the costs of moving production lines, trade or other business functions back from overseas.
"We just hope people call their senators in support of the 'Bring Jobs Home' Act," says Garcia.