Pittsburghers join national call to Bring Jobs Home to America with a summer picnic, rally and march to Senator Toomey's office on Monday
Unemployed workers and others who have lost or face losing their livelihoods to the outsourcing of American jobs beyond our borders are holding a picnic and rally today at 3:00 on the lawn of the United Steelworkers' Pittsburgh headquarters. The point of the gathering is to drive home the idea that outsourcing is no picnic for American workers.
The Pittsburgh event is a local action that is part of a national effort to get behind the Bring Jobs Home Act (S. 2884) and other legislation which:
· will cut taxes for U.S. companies that move jobs and business operations to the United States and end tax loopholes that reward companies that ship jobs overseas;
· bar companies that send call center jobs overseas from receiving federal grants and tax breaks;
· address currency manipulation by other countries, which is a key driver of offshoring;
· tax the overseas income of U.S. corporations the same way we tax their domestic income, so they can no longer lower their tax bill by shifting income and jobs overseas;
· push for fair trade policies that benefit workers--not just multinational corporations.
In addition to unemployed and outsourcing-threatened workers, United Steelworkers International Secretary Stan Johnson and Allegheny County Chief Executive Rich Fitzgerald will speak at the picnic rally emceed by Allegheny County Labor Council Jack Shea.
After the speakers make their remarks, rally participants will march to Senator Toomey's office and urge him to support the pro-American jobs legislative agenda. A vote on the Bring Jobs Home Act is expected shortly after the July 4 recess.