Axios has come out with a new report that claims American workers are forced to train their foreign replacements. The report focus primarily on AT&T.
“Opponents of job outsourcing are making a holiday-season appeal to President Trump: Stop U.S. companies from forcing American workers to train the very same cheaper foreign laborers who will soon replace them.”
During his presidential campaign, Trump promised voters he would crack down on “abuses of worker visa programs and save U.S. jobs.”
Trump has not ended the program nor has he done enough to stop companies from abusing it. However, in the first quarter of 2019, the Trump administration denied roughly a third of new H-1B visas.
Sara Blackwell, a Florida-based lawyer who represents Americans displaced by workers on visas or overseas, told Axios: “American workers are tired of waiting for President Trump to do something on this issue.”
- AT&T will reach out to foreign workers and have their current, American employees train their replacement. Many of these American workers have been with the company for decades.
- AT&T has not offered them early retirement and finding a job with similar pay and benefits will prove quite challenging.
- AT&T received a $3 billion dollar tax cut last year.