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    This is some serious stuff!

    On a 19 to 11 vote, the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations voted on an amendment offered by Senator Shelby (R-Alabama) to remove language from the Labor HHS appropriations bill that will now facilitate the ability of employers to import foreign workers into the United States under the H2B guest worker program to do construction work at below prevailing wages, thereby undercutting local standards.

    "This is nothing short of outrageous," said Sean McGarvey, President of the Building and Construction Trades Department. "At a time when roughly 1.4 million American construction workers are unemployed, Senator Shelby deems it appropriate to make it even easier to import foreign construction workers. Where is the shame? Where is the outrage? Does he truly believe there are no American workers willing and able to fill these jobs?"
    Alabama Senator Richard Shelby Sells Out American Construction Workers in Favor of Foreign... -- WASHINGTON, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

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    Default Re: Alabama Senator Richard Shelby Sells Out American Construction Workers in Favor o

    Remember all the legislation to repeal the Davis-Bacon Act and the Little Davis-Bacon Act? Is the picture becoming clearer?

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    Default Re: Alabama Senator Richard Shelby Sells Out American Construction Workers in Favor o

    Quote Originally Posted by 222lifer View Post
    Remember all the legislation to repeal the Davis-Bacon Act and the Little Davis-Bacon Act? Is the picture becoming clearer?
    It sure is, for some of us anyway

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    Default Re: Alabama Senator Richard Shelby Sells Out American Construction Workers in Favor o

    Senator Shelby appears to have many issues with the Obama administration too. He wants massive funding released to Alabama while the country faces massive deficits.

    Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) has put an extraordinary "blanket hold" on at least 70 nominations President Obama has sent to the Senate, according to multiple reports this evening. The hold means no nominations can move forward unless Senate Democrats can secure a 60-member cloture vote to break it, or until Shelby lifts the hold
    According to the report, Shelby is holding Obama's nominees hostage until a pair of lucrative programs that would send billions in taxpayer dollars to his home state get back on track.
    Report: Shelby Blocks All Obama Nominations In The Senate Over AL Earmarks | TPMDC

    Typical republican.

 

 

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