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Tennessee Valley Authority Firing American Workers, Replacing With Cheaper H1B Labor

They’re firing the American workers for foreign replacements.

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One of the major public utilities in the United States is firing hundreds of employees and replacing its IT workforce with contractors affiliated with some of the most egregious abusers of the H1B visa system. The Tennessee Valley Authority, which was founded in 1933 during the Great Depression as a means to provide federally subsidized electricity to the Tennessee Valley, was also intended to create new middle-class jobs in one of the hardest hit regions of the United States.

Today, the TVA is carrying out a firing plan to eliminate hundreds of IT and engineering jobs, announcing their plans to fire American workers and outsource their plans to notorious H1-B visa abusers such as  with a track record of replacing American jobs with cheap foreign labor, such as Accenture Federal Services and Capgemini.

More than a hundred positions within TVA were eliminated for outsourcing purposes in the fall. TVA’s leadership is known to be considering a plan to fire even more American workers for cheaper foreign replacements.

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Representatives of the Engineering Association, Local 1937 spoke at the rally in protest of the TVA’s outsourcing and cheap labor practices, documenting the corporate forces seeking to displace American workers from the tech industry.

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Longtime immigration hawk and Alabama Senate candidate Jeff Sessions also spoke at the rally, calling upon the TVA to reverse its initiative to outsource American jobs to cheap-labor subcontractors.

Sessions called out the TVA for engaging in the same anti-American cheap labor policies practiced throughout the national IT industry, which frequently involve the firing of American workers and their replacement with cheaper foreign workers who are essentially bonded to their employers through the regulations of the H1B visa.

So what I think the TVA people today are doing, the workers here today, they’re saying this is a danger to the TVA all of us and it highlights a flaw in our immigration system.

It didn’t escape the pro-American worker advocates protesting TVA’s outsourcing plans that the company was founded in great part to provide public services while creating middle-class jobs in the region, which spans from southwestern Virginia to northern Mississippi.

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Trucking Industry Leaders Expect Biden’s Policies to Crush Small Trucking Companies

Biden will make trucking harder for the little guy.

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Trucking industry experts expect Joe Biden’s presidency to seriously jeopardize many small American trucking companies, and the prospects of truck drivers who work as independent contractors.

Biden is poised to sign a transportation law passed in the Democratic House and stalled in the then-Republican Senate in 2019. The Moving Forward Act had required commercial motor vehicles to maintain more than $2 million in insurance liability, more than doubling the existing $750,000.

It’s possible that an updated Democratic transportation law will be even stricter on truck drivers, requiring insurance liability of as much as $4 million. Democrats’ longstanding allegiance to trial lawyers is a critical element in the insurance push, enabling lawyers to secure more lucrative judgements through suing truck drivers.

Bigger trucking companies can easily afford such a liability, but small companies cannot, lacking the sums of cash on hand to afford insurance protections for a small set of drivers. Globalist corporations such as Amazon and Walmart have increasingly sought to corner more of the trucking market share, in many cases eroding wages, healthcare protections and safety regulations.

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The buffed barrier to entry will ultimately result in big corporations seizing even more of the trucking market share.

Fuel prices are also set to skyrocket as Biden cracks down on domestic fossil fuel production, already pledging to cancel construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Biden will also ban new fracking operations, despite making a misleading claim that he wasn’t going to ban the industry.

It’s a very dark day for small business in general, not just for trucking,” David Owen, president of the National Association of Small Trucking Companies (NASTC) told Transportation Nation Network of the situation. “I’m pretty discouraged. I don’t know how anybody can think an anti-capitalist agenda can be good for transportation.

Truck drivers have been critical to providing food and material necessities to the nation during the coronavirus pandemic, but increasingly the diverse and blue-collar demographic feels disrespected and ignored by the political elite. Truckers across the country staged the first ‘Stop the Tires’ protest in November, halting the transport of non-essential goods to draw attention to Biden’s threat to the industry and its workers.

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