Posts Tagged ‘Guest Workers’

Jun
2013
21

Poll Suggests American Support for Guest Workers Varies by Industry, Demographics

  New numbers provided by the latest United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll suggest that Americans want immigrants with skills, just not high-tech skills. The interesting numbers show that Americans support immigration for agricultural work, but not for sectors in which the most help is needed. As Congress...
May
2013
29

Bernie Sanders: If There’s a Worker Shortage Crisis, “Why Haven’t Wages Gone Up?”

Bernie Sanders: If There's a Worker Shortage Crisis,
  In a recent interview with Dylan Matthews of The Washington Post, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (D) described attempts for comprehensive immigration reform as “a massive effort to attract cheap labor.”  The immigration supporter takes exception to amendments offered by Senator Orrin Hatch that would alter guest worker program guidelines....
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May
2013
24

TX Anti-Misclassification Legislation, a Potential Bright Spot for the Southern GOP, Dying Under Pressure from Big Box Homebuilders

TX Anti-Misclassification Legislation, a Potential Bright Spot for the Southern GOP, Dying Under Pressure from Big Box Homebuilders
  In Texas, a pair of Republicans who have led the fight against construction worker employee misclassification are seeing their bills die in the legislature due to pressure from big business interests. The two bills, Sen. John Carona’s Senate Bill 676 and Rep. John Davis’ House Bill 1925, would have levied fines ranging from $100 to...