President Trump Meets with U.S. Tech Workers,
TV Ad Prompts Hire American Executive Order
Joining President Donald Trump on Monday were U.S. Tech Workers Founder Kevin Lynn, along with workers and worker representatives from the Tennessee Valley Authority, Vice President Mike Pence, Congressman Tim Burchett of Tennessee, Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia and Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Ken Cuccinelli.
Executive Order on Aligning Federal Contracting and
Hiring Practices With the Interests of American Workers
USTW was honored to have a seat at the table Monday with workers and representatives from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) who were able to tell their stories to President Trump, VP Mike Pence, Congressman Tim Burchett of Tennessee, Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia, Deputy Sec. of Homeland Security Ken Cuccinelli and Sara Blackwell, attorney and advocate for U.S. workers.
TVA is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power companies serving 10 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. It was created in 1933 to bring economic development to the region that had been hit hard by the Great Depression.
Under CEO Jeff Lyash, TVA has been laying off workers and having them train their foreign replacements. On Monday, the President issued the Executive Order on Aligning Federal Contracting and Hiring Practices With the Interests of American Workers.
The Executive Order bans federal agencies from firing U.S. citizens or Green Card holders and replacing them with foreign labor. Federal contractors using H-1B workers will now be under more scrutiny.
At the signing event, President Trump said, “Today, I am signing an executive order to ensure that the federal government lives by a very simple rule: hire American.”
We look forward to this being just one of more efforts by the Administration to support U.S. workers.
READ THE EXECUTIVE ORDER HERE.
Please contact the White House here to thank
President Trump for looking out for U.S. tech workers.
This story has generated a lot of attention. Here are just a few of the reports.
- Trump Says He Has Fired Head of Tennessee Valley Authority;
He Threatened to Remove Other Board Members if They Continued to Hire Foreign Labor
- Trump Says He Has Fired Head of Tennessee Valley Authority
- Trump Signs Executive Order Barring Federal Agencies from Replacing Americans with Foreign Workers
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