Politics: Two ways to look at this. Sweeney realizes that just adding 11 million workers in an age of less manufacturing jobs and other industries the AFL-CIO has lost power in doesn't bode well for them. The second is that since service jobs are on the rise with a high latino segment which would be organized by the SEIU who left them about a year ago.
|WASHINGTON - The nation's largest labor organization on Tuesday criticized plans to expand guest worker programs for immigrants seeking to come to the United States, parting company with longtime Senate Democratic allies who pushed successfully to include them in broad-based immigration legislation.
"Guest worker programs are a bad idea and harm all workers," AFL-CIO President John Sweeney said in a statement released the da Senate Judiciary Committee cleared an immigration bill. "They cast workers into a perennial second-class status and unfairly put their fates into their employers' hands."
Sweeney's statement praised numerous provisions of the overall immigration legislation, particularly a part that gives illegal aliens an opportunity to apply for citizenship. Still, his criticism the unusual political pressures at work as President Bush and Congress grapple with an emotional issue in the run-up to midterm elections.
..."Guest worker programs "encourage employers to turn good jobs into temporary jobs at reduced wages and diminished working conditions and contribute to the growing class of workers laboring in poverty," he said.
Sweeney issued his statement as White House spokesman Scott McClellan told reporters that Bush wants a temporary worker program included in any immigration measure that clears Congress.
"Because what a temporary worker program would do is help relieve pressure on the border. It will allow our law enforcement officials and Border Patrol agents to focus on those who are coming here for the wrong reasons, the criminals and the drug dealers and the terrorists," he said.|
House Majority leader John Boehner, R-Ohio brings the idiocy.
|Majority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, who voted to approve the fence project, indicated he may change his mind based on a recent trip to the Southwest. He told reporters he had met with farmers as well as law enforcement officials and "no one in the room thought the wall would work because if you build the wall, then you have to police the wall."|
Thats the whole idea of hiring more border agents in part to police the wall you idiot. But if that is a problem just make a couple of these to patrol it.
What? Too much?