Category Archives: Outsourcing

November 28, 2015

Lawyer For Displaced Disney Workers: 1,200 American Workers In N.Y. Are Training Their Foreign Replacements

Sara Blackwell, the Florida attorney representing the former Disney workers that were replaced by foreign workers told Breitbart News Daily that there are 1,200 Americans in New York who will suffer the same fate as the Disney workers.

“Right there in New York, 1,200 Americans are training their replacements” Blackwell said. Adding that it’s also, “happening at AT&T right now.”

Blackwell is the attorney representing the 23 Disney workers who are preparing to suing Disney after they lost their job to foreign workers.

This week, she filed a complaint with the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of the former workers alleging that they are victims of national origin discrimination.

“I think that it’s an immigration reform issue, but more than that it’s a discrimination issue, it’s an American issue,” Blackwell told Breitbart News Daily host Steve K. Bannon.

Blackwell also praised Breitbart News for being the only news outlet that has been writing about the issue of H-1B visas and the effect it’s having on American workers.


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November 25, 2015

Two dozen Disney IT workers prepare to sue over foreign replacements

In the ongoing conflict over U.S. worker displacements, this may well be the largest number of people to take action in this manner. “I’m hoping that it signifies that American workers are being brave and standing up and doing something about it,” said Blackwell.

At least 23 former Disney IT workers have filed complaints with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) over the loss of their jobs to foreign replacements. This federal filing is a first step to filing a lawsuit alleging discrimination.

These employees are arguing that they are victims of national origin discrimination, a complaint increasingly raised by U.S. workers who have lost their jobs to foreign workers on H-1B and other temporary visas.

Sara Blackwell, the Florida attorney representing the workers, says the deadline for Disney employees terminated on Jan. 30 for filing EEOC actions is Thursday.

These employees are making discrimination claims with the EEO under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, citing in part “hostile treatment in forcing the Americans to train their replacements.” The claims include discrimination based on national origin and age.

A Disney spokeswoman, Jacquee Wahler, in an email response to the EEOC claims, said: “We comply with all applicable employment laws. We are expanding our IT department and adding more jobs for U.S. IT workers.”


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November 11, 2015

Michelle Malkin explodes myths about cheap foreign labor and American layoffs in new book (Audio)

“So you’re saying Trump is your guy?” Glenn Beck asked.

Joining Glenn on his radio program Monday, author and commentator Michelle Malkin tore into what she termed the “crapweasels” who are “screwing America’s best and brightest workers.”

Malkin shared with Glenn how her newest book exposes the lies perpetrated by high-tech billionaires and others who pretend to champion the middle class while aiding and abetting massive layoffs of highly skilled American workers in favor of cheap foreign labor.

“Here you have Google and Facebook and Microsoft and Bill Gates marching up on Capitol Hill and having his ring kissed – not just by Democrats, but by the likes of Orrin Hatch – pleading that they need more of these cheap foreign workers because there’s an American worker shortage,” Malkin said. “It’s about exploiting our immigration and entrance policies for their own personal and private gain.”

The name of the book is SOLD OUT: How High-Tech Billionaires and Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasels Are Screwing America’s Best and Brightest Workers.

At one point in the interview, Glenn turned the conversation to politics.

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November 6, 2015

Huckabee Slams GOP Elite For Using Foreign Workers to Cut Americans’ Wages

GOP 2016 candidate Gov. Mike Huckabee today denounced his own party elite as a destructive, wage-slashing, profit-grasping creature of wealthy donors.

“We’re really absolutely screwing lots of Americans and trying to bring in cheap labor at the expense of our long-term future economy,” Huckabee told Steve Bannon, host of the Breitbart News Daily show, on channel 125 of SiriusXM.

That policy is exemplified by the GOP leaders’ support for the H-1B program, he said. “It was fascinating listening to your previous guests,” he said, citing the prior segment in which two American professionals described how they were replaced by foreign professionals carrying H-1B guest-worker visas.

“What they telling us is that Republicans are going to have to step up and start being honest,” he said. “We’re really absolutely screwing lots of Americans… It makes no sense and I don’t understand why on God’s Earth,” he said.

Huckabee hit at other GOP 2016 candidates who have supported companies’ use of H-1B guest-workers, including Sen. Marco Rubio. “You’ve got Republican candidates for president who seem to be more interested in prospering foreign workers than they do the Americans… it just doesn’t make any sense at all except that they’re placating the donor class,” he said. “What a shame,” said Huckabee, who did not name the targets of his criticism.


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October 31, 2015

Donald Trump Rights Ship on Immigration: Demands Disney Rehire Workers Replaced by Cheap Foreign Labor, Calls Rubio ‘Silicon Valley’s Puppet’

Last night during the CNBC primary debate, Donald Trump, who to this point in the campaign had been the Republican candidate most closely aligned with the conservative grassroots on immigration policy, seemed to have altered his message in several significant ways.

Breitbart News documented some of these changes here.

Trump, who leads many national 2016 polls, granted Breitbart News an interview on the subject. Full questions and responses below:

BNN: The media has been filled with stories about companies flying in low-wage H-1B workers to replace American workers in tech jobs. Adding insult to injury, these American workers have been forced to train their replacements. If you were President, would you put a stop to this practice?

DT: Day one. This is why I got into this race. Because the everyday working person in this country is getting screwed. Lobbyists write the rules to benefit the rich and powerful. They buy off Senators like Sen. Marco Rubio to help them get rich at the expense of working Americans by using H-1B visas–so called “high tech” visas–to replace American workers in all sorts of solid middle class jobs. If I am President, I will not issue any H-1B visas to companies that replace American workers and my Department of Justice will pursue action against them.


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October 30, 2015

Experts: Proposed Guest Worker Expansions Would Let Tech Companies Import 100% Of New Hires (Video)

At a Judiciary Committee hearing recently, Rutgers University Professor Hal Salzman and Howard University Professor Ron Hira shared some of their research about the abuses in the H-1B guest worker program.

October 8, 2015

Toys ‘R’ Us Forces U.S. College Grads To Train Their H-1B Foreign Replacements

She told the Times, “I felt like, ‘Why am I sitting here showing this man how to do my job when they are taking it away from me and sending it to India?’”

Toys “R” Us is the latest in a string of U.S. companies that has been caught forcing their American employees to train foreign college-grads to take the Americans’ jobs, via a process known as “knowledge transfer.”

An expose by the New York Times revealed in detail how the renowned children’s toy-chain brought in eight workers from the global outsourcing company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). The Indians shadowed employees, mainly in accounting, and produced intricate manuals for TCS workers in India to take over these jobs. By late June, the jobs had been transferred overseas and 67 employees had been laid off from Toys “R” Us, many of whom had reportedly been at the company for over a decade.

One accountant, age 49, who had been with Toys “R” Us in New Jersey for over 15 years, explained how she was shadowed, for four weeks, by a young woman on a temporary visa from India.

“She shadowed me everywhere, even to the ladies’ room,” said the accountant.

“We were asked to cooperate and show them respect and train them to do our individual job functions… If you didn’t cooperate, you would be asked to leave,” said another former company accountant, age 36, who worked there for nearly 12 years.


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September 28, 2015

Congress Set to Make it Cheaper for Companies to Replace American Workers

With one of the most innovative and productive workforces in the world, government policies should nurture our homegrown talent, not cut their legs out from under them by allowing companies unfettered access to cheaper foreign workers through the deeply flawed H-1B visa program.

The threat that the H-1B visa poses to American workers has recently received national attention after several high profile instances of companies using the visa to replace American workers. Late last year, Disney laid off 250 IT employees and replaced them with H-1B visa holders from an India-based staffing firm. Just this past February, Southern California Edison also laid off 500 IT employees and replaced them with H-1B visa holders from two more Indian staffing firms. In both of these instances, employees who were later laid off were required to train their cheaper, similarly skilled foreign replacements. Although many members of Congress expressed outrage at the time, they’re now ready to ensure that the H-1B visa is an even cheaper tool for eliminating American jobs.

In 2010, Congress approved a $2,000 fee for every H-1B visa application submitted by firms that have at least 50 percent of their employees on the visa—known as an H-1B dependent employer. The fee raises between $70 million and $80 million annually, and has mostly been paid by the India-based staffing firms that help companies utilize H-1B. Yet the fee is set to expire on October 1, and no one in Congress is making any effort to stop it.


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September 12, 2015

Educating Our Adversaries

Why educating foreign STEM students is bad for American workers and national security.

On September 3, 2015 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued an important news release, “SEVP releases quarterly report on international students studying in US: 9 percent increase in international students, 32 percent increase in students from India since 2014.”

Here is an excerpt from that news release:

Based on data extracted from SEVIS July 7, there are more than one million international students, using an F (academic) or M (vocational) visa, enrolled at nearly 9,000 U.S. schools. This marked a nine percent increase when compared to July 2014 data.

Seventy-six percent of all international students were from Asia. The top 10 countries of citizenship for international students included: China, India, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Mexico and Brazil.

India and Vietnam had the greatest percentage increase in students studying in the United States at 31.9 and 25.9 percent, respectively, when compared to statistics extracted from SEVIS July 2014. The University of Southern California, New York University, Columbia University, the University of Illinois and Purdue University ranked one through five among U.S. schools with the most international students.


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August 5, 2015

Nabisco Ships 600 Jobs to Mexico. Time To Give Up Oreos

The result: a loss of 600 well-paying and community-sustaining jobs on Chicago’s Southwest Side.

I may have to give up one of my longest-standing indulgences: the dunking of an Oreo cookie in cold milk (whole is preferred). I don’t do this lightly, as I have been dunking those deliciously wicked rounds of chocolate and what I choose to believe is cream since I’ve been three.

Why give them up? Because this week, Irene Rosenfeld, the head of Mondolez (the food conglomerate based in Illinois that has Nabisco in its portfolio), a woman touted for breaking the glass ceiling upon becoming the head of Kraft Foods and then its spin off, announced that rather than invest $130 million in modernizing the plant in Chicago, where Oreos have been lovingly produced for the past 100 years, she will instead move the jobs to a new factory in Mexico.


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