Posts Tagged ‘Sen. Mary Landrieu’

Vote to defund new H-2B rules is a disgrace

On June 14, 2012, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee voted to block funds for the Department of Labor to implement its new rules for the H-2B guestworker program.

Below is a statement by Saket Soni, Executive Director of the National Guestworker Alliance:

“Today’s vote is a disgrace. It’s a setback for guestworkers, struggling U.S. workers, and small businesses that play by the rules. Corporations and their lobbyists have been desperate to block the Department of Labor’s new H-2B rules, because their profit model is based on exploiting guestworkers and unfairly excluding U.S. workers.

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