Monday, October 27, 2008

Americall Walk Off

TMP has a heartening story today about American's standing up, putting even their own livelihood behind the good of the country. Behind their support for change and Barack Obama. Workers at a call center in Indiana walked off the job rather than spread lies about Barack Obama.

Some three dozen workers at a telemarketing call center in Indiana walked off the job rather than read an incendiary McCain campaign script attacking Barack Obama, according to two workers at the center and one of their parents.

Nina Williams, a stay-at-home mom in Lake County, Indiana, tells us that her daughter recently called her from her job at the center, upset that she had been asked to read a script attacking Obama for being "dangerously weak on crime," "coddling criminals," and for voting against "protecting children from danger."

Williams' daughter told her that up to 40 of her co-workers had refused to read the script, and had left the call center after supervisors told them that they would have to either read the call or leave, Williams says. The call center is called Americall, and it's located in Hobart, IN.

"They walked out," Williams says of her daughter and her co-workers, adding that they weren't fired but willingly sacrificed pay rather than read the lines. "They were told [by supervisors], `If you all leave, you're not gonna get paid for the rest of the day.

Correction 10/27/2008 7:30 pm:

Sorry- folks and big apologies to the Americall office in Wa.
- Apparently the company involved in the above story is a different AMERICALL.

The correct contact information for the company involved in the Indiana incident is:

Americall Group, Inc.
Phone: 630.955.9100.

You can contact Americall Group, Inc. and let them know what you think about their decision to be a mouthpiece for lies and negative sleaze campaigning against Barack Obama. Tell them that you support the workers in their decision to put country first.

And when you are done doing that, make 10 calls for Obama to combat their nationwide lies and smear tactics.