A few years ago, I saw a bumper sticker that said: "If You're Not Outraged, You're Not Paying Attention. " Are you outraged yet? You will be.
Watch this: http://www.youtube.com/programmersguild
And read this excerpt from The Jobless Jihad by Trude Diamond, UP board member.
"One notes a “disturbing video [on YouTube]… Immigration attorneys from Cohen & Grigsby explain how they assist employers in running classified ads with the goal of NOT finding any qualified applicants, and the steps they go through to disqualify even the most qualified Americans in order to secure green cards for H-1b workers.”
Are you getting the picture? This is why people with JD degrees are shelving books at Borders, and why engineers are working in seafood processing plants, and why people with journalism degrees are processing freight at Target, and why teachers are working in retail sales.
Employers prefer immigrant workers because their situation is more desperate: Conform or be deported. Immigrant workers truly are chained to the plantation. But greedy corporations won't stop with them.
Give 'em time. Employers like those coached by firms like Cohen & Grigsby (above) will turn the USA into one big plantation.
Are You outraged yet? Better pay attention.
Like Chinese water torture, they'll drip drip drip on working folks' rights until all of them are worn away.
Paychecks aren't keeping up, we know this. What happens when the costs of food, shelter, and transportation soar so far above paychecks that employers start offering on site dormitories to house their workers? Like they do in China. It couldn't happen here, could it?
Only if we're not paying attention: Watch the video, draw your own conclusions, and then: