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Barking Up The Wrong Tree (Continued) July 20, 2015 matloff

By: stisza - July 20, 2015

Readers May Have Heard of Virgil Bierschwale, A Veteran Programmer Who Has long Been Out Of Work. He Believes Congress Has Stacked The Deck Against People Like Him.

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The Obama Administration Is Either Preparing For Action On H-1B "Abuse" Or It Will Punt To Congress - By Patrick Thibodeau

By: stisza - July 20, 2015

The Replacement Of U.S. Workers By H-1B Visa Holders Is Troubling And Not Supposed To Happen. But It Is Hard To Tell Whether The Obama Administration Will Do Anything About It.

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California's Effort To Build An H-1B Firewall By Patrick Thibodeau

By: lvanderwoude - July 3, 2015

Lawmakers Are Considering A Bill That Would Make It Difficult For State-Regulated Utilities To Replace U.S. Workers With H-1B workers.

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California Legislature Discovers H-1B - July 3, 2015 Matloff

By: lvanderwoude - July 3, 2015

The Bill, Authored By Hernandez, Would Do Nothing To Prevent SCE From Hiring Its Own H-1Bs.

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Primer For Reporters Looking Into The H-1B Program By: John Miano July 1, 2015

By: lvanderwoude - July 2, 2015

After decades of neglect, I am happily surprised that Southern California Edison and Disney have drawn new attention to the H-1B program.

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John Miano Suggests That Journalists Open Their Eyes July 2, 2015 matloff

By: lvanderwoude - July 2, 2015

John details how destructive the current four-tiered system for H-1B wage floors is used as a core mechanism enabling firms to employ H-1Bs instead of Americans.

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Rubio Ducks Disney Question, Then Calls For Reform June 30, 2015 matloff

By: lvanderwoude - June 30, 2015

Rubio Opposes Requiring Employers In General To Certify That No Qualified Americans Are Available For The Jobs They Wish To Fill With H-1Bs.

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New York Times Almost Gets It Right on H-1Bs By John Miano, June 17, 2015

By: lvanderwoude - June 18, 2015

When the Times writes, "A mass influx of foreigners doing the jobs of the workers they displace is clearly not what the law intended," they are completely wrong.

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NYT Editorial Goes Off Script, But Still Off the Mark June 18, 2015 matloff

By: lvanderwoude - June 18, 2015

John Miano, who knows the history in fine detail, and he replied that was preparing a blog post on the matter, which is now available; I urge you to read it.

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In Turnabout, Disney Cancels Tech Worker Layoffs - By: Julia Preston JUNE 16, 2015

By: lvanderwoude - June 16, 2015

In New York, the immigrants suddenly stopped coming to the offices. Then on June 11, managers summoned the Disney employees with different news: Their layoffs had been canceled.

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H-1B CWA Local 4250 History

January 24, 2002 - AT$T's Threat to Our Nation's Communications Infrastructure!

January 24, 2002- CWA Local 4250 President Emeritus Steve Tisza' letter to Daniel P. Burnham, Chairman of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Council (NSTAC) requesting an immediate investigation of AT$T's training of foreign nationals from India.

February 1, 2002- Homeland Security Continues To Be At Risk Due to Corporate GREED!

CWA Local 4250/CTU#16 President Emeritus Steve Tisza initiated this website/page in February 2002 as a result of AT$T' s closing of AT$T provsioning centers in Chicago and Oakbrook, Illinois and subsequent surplus declaration of approximately one-hundred and fifty(150) Bargaining Unit jobs.

April 18, 2002 - CWA President Morty Bahr' Letter To US Senator Fritz Hollings

April 18, 2002- CWA President Bahr wrote US Senator Fritz Hollings advising him of CWAs concerns regarding AT$Ts abuse of the H-1B Visa System and of AT$Ts plans to move its engineering and maintenance of the AT$T Global Network to India.

April 24 2002 - Public Service Announcement NBC Refused to Air

CWA Locals 4250 and 4998 produced this (30)thirty-second public service announcement regarding AT$T’s training of foreign nationals and its potential threat to Homeland Security. Commercial time was purchased and the video was scheduled to air on the Chicago affiliate of the NBC Good Morning America Show on April 24, 2002 and run until May 11, 2002.

Members of U.S. Senate Caucus on India and Indian Americans

For the first time in the history of the US Senate a country-focused caucus has been constituted and announcing its formation was the driving force behind the move Senator John Cornyn, a Republican Senator from Texas who had visited India. Click on to check if your U.S. Senator is a member of the caucus. If Yes, WRITE and object to the H-1B Visa Program and OFFSHORE OUTSOURCING OF AMERICAN JOBS!

Members of U. S. House of Representatives Caucus on India and Indian Americans

The largest caucus of its kind in the U. S. Congress was formed in 1993. One of their objectives is to push India's economic agenda on the hill. Click on to check if your Congressperson is a member of the caucus. If Yes, WRITE and object to the H-1B Visa Program and OFFSHORE OUTSOURCING OF AMERICAN JOBS!


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Medicare Overview Class

Time: 10:00am
Location: Lynwood, Illinois

Presentation on Medicare benefits, State and Federal Benefit programs with a Q&A session. Sheryl Ford, Senior Director with Bloom Township Senior services will be the presenter. Seating is limited to the first 50 attendees. RSVP to Liz or Steve by 9/3/


AT&T Legacy T Surplus & VTP Announcement

Time: 12:00pm
Location: Lynwood, IL, USA

4th Quarter scheduled VTP / Surplus declaration window for represented occupational employees of AT&T Legacy T. These windows are established routinely and may not be an all inclusive list of potential declarations.


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