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Robert Oak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:57 PM
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unemployed, underemployed? File a complaint (esp. tech people)
> A new site has been set up to make your voice
> heard in federal
> government investigation departments.
> /
> From the site:
> "If you have been unable to find a job or are
> now 'underemployed'
> with a job paid much less than you were a few
> years ago, then you may
> be a victim of the Compete America cartel.
> /
> "Compete America
> ( ) is a coalition
> of
> over 200 corporations, universities, research
> institutions and trade
> associations. Formerly known as American
> Business for Legal
> Immigration the name was changed to reflect its
> new lobbying
> emphasis. Their mission is to facilitate and
> expedite the hiring
> of "foreign nationals" by "U.S. employers".
> Their Statement of
> Principles for American competitiveness states
> "U.S. employers must
> have the ability to hire, promote and move
> highly-educated
> professionals from around the world without
> artificial quotas and
> processing delays." The May 05, 2004 and
> November 10, 2004 letters to
> Congress urging an increase to the H1-B quota
> for hiring non-U.S.
> Workers from overseas, signed by Compete
> America Chairwoman Sandra J.
> Boyd, revealed some of the member companies. In
> addition to the H1-B
> visa, Compete America defends the ability of
> companies to transfer
> worldwide executives, managers and those with
> specialized knowledge
> on L visas. Compete America also successfully
> lobbied Congress to
> increase the H-B visa cap."
> /
> There is a ton of information and links on the
> site. If you are
> tired of being screwed and want to see a
> brighter future for your
> family and grandchildren, this is what you need
> to do.
> /
> Please broadcast this message and site to all
> groups, lists, and
> interested parties.
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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:16 PM
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1. sent it to my technical university students
I'm glad somebody put this together. That's exactly what this is: a cartel to bring down labor rates in this country.

I sent it to 30 technical university students and also alerted some faculty people to it, too.

Some of the links don't work, though. Hope they get those fixed soon.

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Democrats_win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:25 PM
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2. Started during Reagan?
Great post and links.

Do you remember when Reagan first became president groups of businessmen met to organize a strategy to fight unions?

Now every American is treated as the enemy. No more fulfilling jobs where we meet wonderful people and accomplish something, just hard time at Wal-mart where our every move is micromanaged.

God how I hate this!!!!

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madison2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 12:54 PM
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3. Fits my situation precisely
Lost a job in Mar 2001. Since then I've had 20 months of unemployment and 3 years with no health insurance. Took a 25% cut in pay and have only been able to find work as a contract. Surrounded by people trained in other countries... Where'd my job go?
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