Posts Tagged ‘temporary foreign worker’

Aug
2016
5

First Resort: Trump Hiring Foreign Temps on H-2b Visas Despite Available American Workers

First Resort: Trump Hiring Foreign Temps on H-2b Visas Despite Available American Workers
  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he wants to bring jobs back home to America. Apparently the billionaire businessman also wants to give those jobs away to temporary guest workers. Trump is currently looking to staff two of his Florida properties — the Mar-A-Largo resort in Palm Springs and the Trump National Jupiter...
May
2016
24

BLS: Foreign-Born Workers Make Up 17% of U.S. Workforce, Largest Share in History

BLS: Foreign-Born Workers Make Up 17% of U.S. Workforce, Largest Share in History
  Newly released data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that the percentage of foreign-born workers in the U.S. workforce is at a two-decade high. In 2015 there were 26.3 million foreign-born persons in the U.S. labor force, comprising 16.7 percent of the total.  The figure is the highest since the BLS began [&hellip...
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Mar
2016
29

Wage Theft Settlement in Alabama Puts SPLC on Course to Right (Some) H-2b Visa Wrongs

Wage Theft Settlement in Alabama Puts SPLC on Course to Right (Some) H-2b Visa Wrongs
  A group of migrant workers employed by an Alabama-based seafood company have settled their claims of wage theft, which they endured while in the country on H-2b visas.  The H-2b visa program allows companies to hire foreign workers for jobs in which their are labor shortages.  It has been rife with abuse and become [&hellip...
Jan
2016
22

Logic Shortage: Study Reinforces Data on Temp Visa Suppression of U.S. Wages, Employment

Logic Shortage: Study Reinforces Data on Temp Visa Suppression of U.S. Wages, Employment
  New research from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) shows little evidence of worker shortages in top H-2b visa occupations, a far cry from the story being told by supporters of temp worker expansion.  The H-2b visa program provides work visas to foreign workers in fields where labor shortages exist.  However, the program is rife...
Oct
2015
9

Damning Data Reveals Suppression of Prevailing Wage, Abuses of Foreign Workers in Alberta

Damning Data Reveals Suppression of Prevailing Wage, Abuses of Foreign Workers in Alberta
  The Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) claims the conservative government is using old, inaccurate data to drive down wages for the province’s workers and bring in temporary foreign workers to fill jobs at lower rates.  The claim follows new data revelations from the labour group.  The practice is part of a larger scheme to [&hellip...
Jul
2015
2

Litigation Is Thy Fate: Lobbyists Continue to Do Everything in Their Power to Pay H-2B Workers Poorly

  It’s round two for industry groups and workers’ rights advocates as they move forward with litigation based on proposed rules to the H-2B visa program, which allows American companies to hire foreign workers for non-agricultural jobs when American workers cannot be found.  As we have noted in the past, the system is plagued by...
May
2015
13

National IBEW President, Local 47 Urge DOL to Investigate H-1b Visa Abuse by Massive CA Utility

National IBEW President, Local 47 Urge DOL to Investigate H-1b Visa Abuse by Massive CA Utility
  The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 47 has asked the Department of Labor (DOL) to investigate possible H-1b visa abuse by Southern California Edison.  The IBEW is accusing the utility of laying off American information technology (IT) workers and replacing them with outsourced employees of the Indian firms Tata...