Labor Unions Rally for Anti-Outsourcing Bill

WKSU - September 26, 2005
   

WKSU

More than one hundred members of labor unions rallied at
the Ohio Statehouse this afternoon (MONDAY) in support of a
bill that’s been introduced in the Ohio legislature. Democratic
state senator Teresa Fedor is the bill’s sponsor. She says it
would limit the eligibility of companies that outsource jobs to
other countries to get state contracts. Fedor says these
companies have forgotten how to be good neighbors.

But a spokeswoman for the Ohio Chamber of Commerce says
it’s important to remember that companies must stay
competitive. Linda Woggin says companies that outsource
jobs are often doing business where their customers are
located.

Both democrats running for Governor spoke against
outsourcing at the statehouse rally. Policy Matters Ohio
reports the state has lost nearly 18 percent of its
manufacturing jobs since January of 2001.

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