Our mission is to foster a movement that unites tech workers, pressures the federal government for visa program reform and ensures companies hire U.S. tech workers first before recruiting abroad.
Founded in 2018, U.S. Tech Workers provides inspiration, leadership and resources to displaced tech workers every single day. Our goal is to combat the impacts of outsourcing American jobs. We do this by uncovering relevant facts related to what fuels the offshore pipeline of workers. Then we use this information to influence policy reform. We educate the general public and elected officials about how the continuous flow of workers from abroad impacts American jobs, the economy and national security. As well, we alert the public about the potential for compromised personal data when it is stored or processed abroad, and we promote policies that favor investing in our country and our workforce.
U.S. Tech Workers believes American technology workers come first. USTW brings national, regional and local attention to the negative impacts of job outsourcing. And we provide leadership and resources to fight policies that favor the unrestricted movement of capital, data and workers across international borders. Bottom line, we believe that protecting U.S. technology workers and their jobs leads to a more productive, prosperous and secure America.
In 2020, thanks to committed unionized workers at the Tennessee Valley Authority and spurred on by a television spot developed by USTW, a jobs outsourcing plan that was in motion at the TVA was stopped in its tracks. After learning of the TVA outsourcing plans through the USTW ad, President Trump issued an Executive Order on Aligning Federal Contracting and Hiring Practices with the Interests of American Workers. The EO bans federal agencies from firing U.S. citizens or Green Card holders and replacing them with foreign labor. A long-time advocate and working member of the movement for fair immigration policies that benefit America and Americans said this was the biggest success for the movement he’d seen in 30 years.
At the signing event for the Executive Order, President Trump said, “Today, I am signing an executive order to ensure that the federal government lives by a very simple rule: hire American.”
USTW looks forward to more wins for American workers.