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News Dec 16, 2013 - 12:43:29 PM

Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz Calls On Regulatory Agency to Halt NU Outsourcing

By House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz's office

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House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz submitted testimony to the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) asking the agency to reject Northeast Utilities’ (NU) planned outsourcing of hundreds of information technology jobs.

“I am highly distressed by the outsourcing of hundreds of jobs currently held by middle-class workers here in Connecticut for the sake of corporate profit,” Rep. Aresimowicz told PURA. “The outsourcing could have several severe consequences including diminishing the utility’s storm response capabilities, jeopardizing the security of its infrastructure and customer information, and degrading the quality of customer service.”

Rep. Aresimowicz, who represents Berlin and Southington at the Connecticut General Assembly, has been one of the strongest voices decrying the NU outsourcing. He has repeatedly met with the Berlin based utility over the past few months. Rep. Aresimowicz sent a letter on September 9th requesting PURA investigate the “reported outsourcing.” On November 7th, PURA officially opened a proceeding to investigate the outsourcing and they are holding a public hearing today.

This is not a new fight for Rep. Aresimowicz. In his first term he introduced legislation requiring companies seeking to do business with the state to identify whether services would be performed outside the United States. The legislation which passed the House, was never taken up for a vote in the Senate. If it had been approved, it would have also given preference to contractors with supplies, materials and equipment produced, assembled or manufactured in the Connecticut or United States and to services originating and provided in the state or United States.

Joe Aresimowicz is serving his fifth term representing the 30th Assembly District of Berlin and Southington in the Connecticut General Assembly, where he is House Majority Leader.

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