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Indianapolis: Bernie Sanders, Chuck Jones to kick off “Midwest Pickup Tour”

INDIANAPOLIS – On Monday, August 21, Hard-working Hoosiers, disillusioned with broken promises from President Donald Trump, will join Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), former United Steelworkers Local 1999 President Chuck Jones, and Indiana State Senator David Niezgodski to kick off a new grassroots campaign to hold President Trump accountable to his campaign pledge to create “more jobs and better wages” by stopping offshoring.

Activists from the Communications Workers of America have been working to enact legislation that will keep good call centers in Indiana and other states. Niezgodski has introduced the Call Center Workers and Consumer Protection Bill, SB 94, to crack down on offshoring in Indiana, and at the national level, Indiana U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly is a key sponsor of similar legislation.

The “Pickup Tour” will travel throughout the Midwest to galvanize struggling workers in Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania — mobilizing an army of worker citizens to take action at the national and local levels.

Monday’s event in Indianapolis will be broadcast live on Facebook.

WHAT: Kick-off event on Midwest “Pick-up Truck” tour

WHO: Offshored workers
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Chuck Jones, retired president, United Steelworkers Local 1999
Indiana Senator David Niezgodski
Jared Evans, councilor, Indianapolis City-County Council