Posts Tagged ‘H-1B’

Aug
2015
10

AFL-CIO Pres. Trumka Says Reforming Abusive Guestworker Visa Programs is Pro-Immigrant

AFL-CIO Pres. Trumka Says Reforming Abusive Guestworker Visa Programs is Pro-Immigrant
  In a recent op-ed for The Huffington Post, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka argues that demanding guestworker reform is, in fact, pro-immigrant.  As the debate on immigration continues on its path to nowhere, special interests are attempting to convince the public that the desire to reform broken visa programs is an anti-worker stance. But…
Jun
2015
9

Disney Is Latest Company to Abuse H-1B Visas; U.S. Workers Forced to Train Foreign Replacements

Disney Is Latest Company to Abuse H-1B Visas; U.S. Workers Forced to Train Foreign Replacements
  It’s a growing problem across the country which has now permeated an American institution, Walt Disney.  In October, the company contacted 250 of its unsuspecting Information Technology (IT) employees and invited them to a meeting.  Many thought they were going to get bonuses.  Instead, they found out that they were losing their jobs…
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May
2015
20

H-1Backlash: Despite $377M in Profits, Fossil Replaces American Workers With Temps from India

H-1Backlash: Despite $377M in Profits, Fossil Replaces American Workers With Temps from India
  A year after profiting $377 million on $3.5 billion in sales, retailer Fossil is laying off many of its IT workers and replacing them with outsourced H-1B visa workers from India. Fossil’s reason? The need to cut labor costs.  The Indian workers will be provided by Infosys, the same company at the center of [&hellip…;
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…
Mar
2015
24

STEM the Tide: Pair of Conservatives Join Labor’s Call for a Cap on H-1B Visas, Stricter Enforcement

STEM the Tide: Pair of Conservatives Join Labor's Call for a Cap on H-1B Visas, Stricter Enforcement
  Two conservatives on the Senate Judiciary Committee have developed an unlikely kinship with unions through their support for capping the number of H-1B visas available to U.S. employers.  GOP Sens. Charles Grassley of Iowa and Jeff Sessions of Alabama both serve on the committee; Grassley is the chairman and Sessions heads the subcommittee…
Feb
2015
10

Ouch-sourcing: SoCal Utility Made Workers Train Their Foreign Visa Replacements Before Firing Them

Ouch-sourcing: SoCal Utility Made Workers Train Their Foreign Visa Replacements Before Firing Them
  It is not often that the American public has a good reason to praise Rep. Darrell Issa and his political philosophies, but there is at least one issue which the California Republican gets right: foreign worker visas. On this topic he understands what is best for the country, as evidenced by his speaking out [&hellip…;
Nov
2014
14

Having Trouble Keeping Track of Our Most Abused Temp Worker Visas? Here are Two More.

Having Trouble Keeping Track of Our Most Abused Temp Worker Visas? Here are Two More.
  Tech companies are pushing the Obama administration to include the expansion of L-1 and F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) visa programs as part of the president’s proposed series of executive orders concerning immigration.  The two programs are subject to very little regulation and have received hardly any scrutiny despite being used…
Oct
2014
31

Alarming New Policy to Destroy H-1B Visa Data Will Stifle Research on Wages, Immigration

Alarming New Policy to Destroy H-1B Visa Data Will Stifle Research on Wages, Immigration
  A surprising and disconcerting change in data policy will make determining how H-1B visas affect American workers and the economy much more difficult. Data relating to the visas will now be destroyed after five years.  The change in policy was approved last year by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) but went largely…
Nov
2013
6

Foreign Worker Visas Don’t Only Take Jobs from Americans, They Expedite the Offshoring Process

Foreign Worker Visas Don't Only Take Jobs from Americans, They Expedite the Offshoring Process
  A $34 million settlement between the U.S. Justice Department and India-based consulting and outsourcing company Infosys is putting the issue of H-1B visa abuse back into the spotlight.  The record fine was levied against the company’s Plano,TX location.   Between 2010 and 2012 Infosys received 6,550 H-1B visas, the fourth highest…
Jul
2013
29

GroupThink, Not Facts, Responsible for Tech Industry Labor Shortage Myth

GroupThink, Not Facts, Responsible for Tech Industry Labor Shortage Myth
  The current Immigration Bill before the Senate would nearly double the number of H-1B visas that American companies could use to bring in temporary foreign workers in industries experiencing a “skills shortage.”  However, new research shows that the shortage of qualified applicants is a myth and that foreign workers are not necessary…
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….