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Justice Department Slaps IBM Over H-1B Hiring Practices 195

Posted by timothy
from the rules-from-above dept.
Dawn Kawamoto writes "IBM reached a settlement with the Justice Department over allegations it posted discriminatory online job openings, allegedly stating a preference for H-1B and foreign student visa holders for its software and apps developer positions. The job openings were for IT positions that would eventually require the applicant to relocate overseas. IBM agreed to pay $44,400 in civil penalties to the U.S., as well as take certain actions in the way it hires within the U.S. The settlement, announced Friday, comes at a time with tech companies are calling for the U.S. to allow more H-1B workers into the country."
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Justice Department Slaps IBM Over H-1B Hiring Practices

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  • by currently_awake (1248758) on Saturday September 28, 2013 @01:25AM (#44977553)
    The purpose of the H1B visa is to drive down American wages by forcing them to compete for jobs with the third world. The justice department is doing what they are paid/ordered to do.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 28, 2013 @08:08AM (#44978327)

    Wrong, and you're also a hypocrite. You don't mind near slaves and children making everything you buy, the same countries can do you software work just as well too, and for less. Would you rather these people live in the US for a while, pay taxes for your benefits, or have all that money go overseas and have them work in their original country?

  • by dkleinsc (563838) on Saturday September 28, 2013 @08:44AM (#44978435) Homepage

    Unions in the USA all crawled into bed with the Democrats decades ago

    Specifically, unions started really supporting Democrats in the 1930's, for a very good reason: The Democrats had just passed the National Labor Relations Act, which among other things gave unions the legal right to exist. For the 50 years or so before that, union leaders were operating under the constant threat of being beaten to a pulp or shot by company goons, and the unions tended to put their political support not behind either Democrats or Republicans but instead behind Socialists.

    The Democratic Party continued to support organized labor up until the late 1980's or so, when they decided that the unions were basically a lost cause, and Bill Clinton abandoned unions in favor of corporate funding of the Democratic Party. Unions have never recovered either the political clout or the membership and funding they once had. And totally coincidentally, a worker today makes less (adjusted for inflation) than they did in 1987, despite the fact that the current American worker is more productive than any other worker that has ever existed on the planet.

Two is not equal to three, even for large values of two.