Posts Tagged ‘Outsourcing’

Dec
2015
3

Outsource n’ Force: Citizens Bank is Latest Co. to Force Laid Off Workers to Train Replacements

Outsource n' Force: Citizens Bank is Latest Co. to Force Laid Off Workers to Train Replacements
  The story is the same, the location is different.  Like those who have been forced to do so by Disney, Fossil, and Southern California Edison, American informational technology workers at Citizens Bank in Rhode Island are participating in “knowledge transfer sessions” against their will in the leadup to their layoff. If that…
Apr
2015
10

Leaning Tower of China: Dangerous New Flaws Discovered in Outsourced Bay Bridge Construction

Leaning Tower of China: Dangerous New Flaws Discovered in Outsourced Bay Bridge Construction
  Ever since former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s decision to outsource major components of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge renovation to Chinese contractors, members of the labor community have expressed concern about quality and jobs being compromised in the name of cutting costs.  In the end, no real money was saved and the project…
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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…;
Sep
2014
30

United’s Second Quarter Profits Nearly Hit a Billion, So They’re Laying Off 100s of Union Workers

United's Second Quarter Profits Nearly Hit a Billion, So They're Laying Off 100s of Union Workers
  In order to “keep their costs competitive,” United Airlines will lay off 100 workers at Port Columbus on October 1st.  The move comes despite the company posting a profit of $919 million in the second quarter, a 51 percent increase from the second quarter last year.  The union workers will be replaced by workers [&hellip…;
Aug
2014
5

Walker, Burke Spar on Outsourcing as List of Co’s Who Took Incentives and Shipped Jobs Grows

  As the Wisconsin gubernatorial race heats up, outsourcing is becoming an increasingly hot topic. Now, revelations about companies receiving tax incentives only to outsource jobs at a later date are turning up the heat further: In the last decade, at least 25 companies with Wisconsin operations have both been awarded state funding and…
Jun
2014
27

Union Leader: Canadian Temporary Foreign Worker Program Overused, Apprenticeship Must Be Prioritized

  During the recent Skilled Trades Summit hosted by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum the COO of Canada’s Building Trades Unions, Bob Blakely, spoke about the issues facing the Canadian workforce and how changes can be made to the apprenticeship system to slow the country’s reliance on temporary foreign workers.  In the past 10 years…
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…
Sep
2013
30

“Outsourcing America Exposed” Makes Public the Country’s Worst Privatizers

  The Center for Media and Democracy has unveiled its new web resource, Outsourcing America Exposed, which provides an in-depth look at the dangers of privatization. Its aim is to help taxpayers stay informed about the corporations that are quietly attempting to privatize public services in their communities.   The launch of the website,…
Aug
2013
27

“Factoryless Manufacturing” Will Undermine Calculation of GDP, Scrutiny Over Outsourcing Beginning in 2017

  A new Bureau of Economic Analysis paper shows that the U.S. will begin narrowing its trade deficit in the year 2017 simply by changing its accounting methods to include “factoryless manufacturing.” This oil-slick math will enable a U.S. company (such as Apple) which creates a device (such as the iPhone) in another country to file…
Dec
2011
27

More Info (and a Correction) About Chris Rebholz, the “Small Business Owner” in Scott Walker’s TV Ad

More Info (and a Correction) About Chris Rebholz, the
Last week, We Party Patriots ran a story about Chris Rebholz, a man who appears in a television ad touting the benefits of Scott Walker’s economic policies for small business. It has come to light, with further research, that a few details of our story were outdated. In researching Rebholz further we have also discovered [&hellip…;
Dec
2011
20

Small Biz Owner In Walker Ad Actually a Billionaire Outsourcer, Member of China Business Council

Small Biz Owner In Walker Ad Actually a Billionaire Outsourcer, Member of China Business Council
As progressive Wisconsinites approach the necessary number of signatures to force a recall election of Governor Scott Walker, the man known best for union-busting and prank phone call gumpsmanship is making his case for Wisconsin being a better business environment since he took office. It is a tough case to make considering that Wisconsin has…