AFL-CIO Gets Some Backbone On Microsoft`s H-1B Appetite
March 10, 2007, 03:18 PM
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In recent correspondence sent from Washtech.org, the following quote was used from a letter from the AFL-CIO to Teddy Kennedy:

On Wednesday, March 7, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions has scheduled a hearing on “Strengthening American Competitiveness for the 21st Century” with only one witness, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates. Gates regularly champions lifting the cap on H-1B visas, which permit Microsoft and other information technology firms to exploit foreign IT workers and depress U.S. wages and benefits. To hear only from him, and not from any affected U.S. worker, is to sell out democracy to a multi-billionaire.

As one of the "affected US workers", I appreciate this move.