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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:56 AM
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Feds fail workers hurt by outsourcing
Friday, December 29, 2006

Critics call for massive overhaul of program designed to help employees displaced by globalization.

The machine-tool designers at Tesco Technologies' Auburn Hills plant had long suspected that the Indian engineers whom they had helped train would one day take their jobs. The layoff notices, in the summer of 2004, were no surprise.

But the Tesco engineers had not imagined that they would face a second opponent: the U.S. Department of Labor. When they applied for help from a federal program designed to help those unemployed because of international trade, the department first delayed, then denied their application.

More than two years later, they're still waiting for benefits, despite a federal judge's ruling that the labor department officials essentially invented their reason for denying the workers' application.

"I think their process (is) no matter what, they're going to deny it," said Gary Mosey, 50, of Oxford Township, who filed the original application and has been fighting since. "It's so late now, several of these people have either found another way to hang on, or they went down already."

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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:16 PM
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1. The American worker has been left twisting in the wind.............
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 12:17 PM by Double T
by corporate america and their own government. Only when 'WE' either learn to do without or are forced to do without the purchase of THEIR slave labor overproduced products, will THEY get the message. As in the depression, Americans are on their own to find a way out.
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disndat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:41 PM
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2. Clinton's plan
I have read the Pres. Clinton had a plan to subsidize companies to keep workers employed in this country rather than outsource these jobs. The IRS/U.S. must be losing a lot of revenue from the loss of workers whose jobs have been outsourced, as well as businesses loss of revenue from jobless consumers. Maybe the new Democratic Congress will find better solutions. It would cost the taxpayers a lot more money if there were to be a depression from high unemployment as a result of this growing trend among corporate America.
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:49 PM
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3. Cancel all tax breaks for outsourcers
Any business that eliminates American jobs by sending work overseas or by importing foreign workers, should lose any subsidies they receive from American taxpayers, period.

Fannie Mae, the Federal National Mortgage Administration does not pay one penny of property taxes in Washington DC. At the same time it has laid off a large number of American computer employees and replaced them with low-paid Indians here on H1B visas.

Someone tell me why the taxpayers of Washington, DC are subsidizing this huge private financial institution as it takes away their jobs.

These companies should also be denied research grants and government contracts.
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antigop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-31-06 01:35 PM
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4. Also, NO government contracts to companies who outsource US jobs
No state or federal contracts should be given to companies who will perform the work overseas.

It's our government -- federal and state contract work should be performed HERE, by U.S. citizens.
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