Lobbyiests are making LABOR POLICY.

If you are unemployed and can’t find work,  read this…
 
The nation’s top business and labor groups (the A.F.L.-C.I.O and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce) are nearing  agreement on a guest worker program for low-skilled immigrants, and would clear  one of the last hurdles for an overall deal on immigration legislation in the  Senate.
 
Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) said, “One of the  last sticking points in the business-labor negotiations has been the specific  type of jobs that would be excluded from the program.”
 
The temporary guest worker program would grant up  to 200,000 new visas every year for low-skilled workers.
 
Low-skilled immigrants, often employed at  restaurants and hotels or on construction projects, could be brought in when  employers claim they faced labor shortages.
 
The nation’s construction unions have persuaded the  negotiators to exclude certain higher-skilled jobs, including crane operators  and electricians, from the guest worker program.
 
“The labor movement has been united in making sure  aspiring Americans [immigramts] get a road map to citizenship and that any  future flow program doesn’t reduce wages for any local workers,” said Tom  Snyder, manager of the A.F.L.-C.I.O.
 
The two sides (the A.F.L.-C.I.O and the U.S.  Chamber of Commerce) agreed that guest workers would be paid the prevailing  industry wage and said that employers who faced a labor shortage (even after the  national guest worker quota was filled) could request a “safety valve” exemption  to bring in workers at a higher wage rate than the prevailing wage.
 
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2 Responses to Lobbyiests are making LABOR POLICY.

  1. WTH! i am so fed up with the crazies running the show. We really need a better way of running the “economy” that is beneficial to all, not this nuttery.

  2. J.R. Cortez says:

    “The labor movement has been united in making sure aspiring Americans [immigramts] get a road map to citizenship…”
    Whatever happened to immigrants coming to America legally, and applying for citizenship, THEN find a job?

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