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Labor leaders optimistic bill penalizing companies for outsourcing call-center jobs will pass in Dem-controlled Albany

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.