Friday, July 13, 2012

Hoffa to Senate: Bring jobs home now

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa wants Congress to stop outsourcing and bring American jobs back to America.

Hoffa wrote a letter to the Senate in support of the Bring Jobs Home Act (S. 3364), which will be introduced on the Senate floor this month.

Hoffa wrote:
S. 3364 would reward companies with a tax credit for up to 20% of the expenses they incur for eliminating a business located outside the United States and relocating it within the U.S. – and bring jobs back to America.
This is a common-sense bill that would get rid of the perverse tax incentives to move American jobs overseas.

Last week we told you about the Bring Jobs Home Act and the joint effort by labor and community groups to tell Congress to pass the bill. A vote on S. 3364 is expected to happen next week.

For American workers who are still suffering from high unemployment and an economy that can't create enough new jobs, the Bring Jobs Home Act is a no-brainer.

And that’s exactly what Hoffa told the Senate:
Over the last decade, the U.S. has lost more manufacturing jobs than during the Great Depression. That’s 50,000 facilities and nearly six million manufacturing jobs gone. With unemployment rates still unacceptably high, working families continue to struggle. We have to end this exodus of good jobs and cannot permit our manufacturing base to continue to erode.
Teamsters have been active in the campaign to support the Bring Jobs Home Act. On Wednesday, Georgia Teamsters linked up with religious leaders and elected officials for a press event on the bill.

The Teamsters continue to urge everyone to tell their senators to support this legislation. It’s time to make the Bring Jobs Home Act the law and put the flow of outsourcing in reverse.

-- Union Thug