Laid-off IT workers muzzled as H-1B debate heats up
By Patrick Thibodeau
Computerworld | Jan 28, 2016 2:01 PM PT
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In November, Blumenthal co-sponsored new H-1B legislation by longtime program critics, Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), designed to prevent the replacement of U.S. workers by H-1B visa holders.
Nonetheless, Blumenthal remains a co-sponsor of the I-Squared Act, which raised questions among those laid off about his intentions.
“He is still co-sponsoring everything,” one former Connecticut utility worker said about Blumenthal. The worker asked not to be identified because of severance package limitations. “He is totally unbelievable.” Blumenthal was not immediately available for comment.
Leo Perrero, an IT worker at Disney who was laid off after training his foreign replacement, says non-disparagement agreements hinder the debate over the H-1B visa. Without such agreements, “you would have a lot more people speaking out – real human beings with real stories, not just anonymous persons speaking out,” said Perrero.
“Their freedom of speech is being taken away from them with the non-disparagement agreements,” he said.
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Sorry, but I have to urge folks NOT to go to Mickey Mouse land.
Disney / ABC must be made to understand that us in the bourgeoisie or the proletariat will not fund our own demise!
If I was the AFL / CIO, I’d be unionizing all the white collar workers.
And, we should be hammering all the politicians and bureaucrats about this abuse.
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