Northeast Utilities is planning on outsourcing hundreds of middle-class jobs to India. According to the Hartford Courant, NU is finalizing an agreement with two IT companies based in India. The workers are apparently being told that some jobs will be shipped overseas while a lucky group of them will have the opportunity to work for the subcontractor.

 

I have a simple question for Thomas May and Charles Shivery: Why am I paying for a public service that is going to outsource my neighbor's job to India?

 

The company claims this is part of an effort to reduce costs, but their financials tell a different story. NU recently announced that in the first half of this year they earned $399.1 million, which is a significant increase over their 2012 earnings. The Chairman of NU's Board, Charles W. Shivery took home over $6 million in 2012, which is 181 times the average workers' salary.

 

Sign the petition to call on Thomas May and Charles Shivery to stop shipping Connecticut jobs overseas!

 

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    • Nicholas D'Amico WESTBROOK, CT
      • 3 months ago

      Its disgraceful to see the Chairman taking 12+ million in stock options PROFIT from NU between January to June 16th 2014, yet Mr. May takes away middle class Connecticut jobs sending them out of the U.S.A. along with our personal and technical information and knowledge.

      Mr. May also found a way to cut earnings of CL&P Lineman by contracting out good Lineman jobs M-F 2pm-6am and full weekends to Lineman substitutes who are driving CL&p trucks, most who pay property taxes out of state, as well as earning a higher hourly rate + benefit compensation. Overtime payout is thru the roof covering double shifts for this new plan of Mr. May's!

      All on the backs of the Connecticut rate payers.

      Our wages go down, services, benefits and taxes go up.

      A loss for everyone's family except of coarse the 6 person Executive team!

      A good question to ask is what has this new team done for its employees?

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    • Michelle Beale OAKDALE, CT
      • 5 months ago

      Perhaps you may take a pay cut to save some middle class jobs, please. This is highly disappointing for more jobs to be outsourced.

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    • Amanda Bader NEW BRITAIN, CT
      • 7 months ago

      America is on the verge of another depression, yet handing jobs to other nations? It is so backwards!

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    • Mark Montgomery FAIRFIELD, CT
      • 8 months ago

      Jobs need to stay in America!

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      • 8 months ago

      We need to keep American jobs in America! By outsourcing jobs, this company is taking food out of American Children,s mouths!

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