Tell Congress: Bring home the jobs!

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Because America Wants to Work

It’s past time for our leaders to support investing in America and rebuilding our nation. Creating jobs here starts with a commitment to the future, strong policy decisions and the leadership to make it happen.

The closure of more than 50,000 manufacturing facilities, the loss of nearly 6 million manufacturing jobs and chronic trade deficits are troubling signs of our nation’s diminished industrial and creative capability.

Offshoring poses much the same threat to our service economy. Workers from a range of professions, including call centers, professional services and aircraft maintenance, as well as computer engineers, administrative services, health care and more, have seen their jobs leave.

It’s time for Congress to get its act together, which is why we are promoting legislative action on an agenda that will help keep and create good jobs here at home.

In July, the Senate will take up legislation—the Bring Jobs Home Act (S. 2884)—to stop the practice of providing tax incentives to companies that outsource jobs and to offer tax credits to those that return jobs to the United States. We want to highlight this issue and our broader agenda with public events in front of politicians’ offices and corporations to call on them to address whose side they are on when it comes to the outsourcing of jobs.

Attend a Bring Jobs Home next week

Show your patriotism by showing support for the Bring Jobs Home Act at actions being taken across North Carolina the week of July 4th. Click here to download a flyer for the Bring Jobs Home Act.

July 1 in Fayetteville, NC

We will be leafleting outside Festival Park in Fayetteville outside a free Independence Day concert put on by the North Carolina Symphony. As folks enter to listen to some good-ole, red, white and blue music, we will be spreading the word about the Bring Jobs Home Act and encouraging people to make their voices heard in Congress and help the effort to end sending good American jobs offshore.

When: Sunday, July 1 from 6:45 to 7:45pm
Where: Festival Park: Corner of Rowan Street & Ray Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301
Sponsor: United Steelworkers Local 959

RSVP for the Fayetteville action at http://local.americawantstowork.org/all/events/show/8373.

July 4 in Hendersonville, NC

The Western NC Central Labor Council will leaflet hundreds of North Carolinians during Hendersonville’s Independence Day Parade. The informational leaflet will encourage people to contact their Senator using the “Bring Jobs Home” flier and stickers. We will work to make sure the public is aware of this legislation and what it means for the future of our economy and American jobs.

When: Wednesday, July 4 from 11 AM to noon
Where: N Main St and Highland Ave, Hendersonville, NC 28792
Sponsor: Western NC CLC

RSVP for the Hendersonville action at http://local.americawantstowork.org/all/events/show/8365. Contact Mark Case at (828) 215-8883 for more details.

July 4 in Raleigh, NC

Union members and community activists will leaflet hundreds of North Carolinians during Raleigh’s “The ‘Works” 4th of July downtown celebration.

When: Wednesday, July 4 from 11 AM to noon
Where: E Morgan St and Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Sponsor: Triangle Labor Council

RSVP for the Raleigh action at http://local.americawantstowork.org/all/events/show/8326.

July 4 in Greensboro, NC

Union members and community activists will leaflet hundreds of North Carolinians during Greensboro’s “FunFourth Festival” 4th of July downtown celebration.

When: Wednesday, July 4 from noon to 1 PM
Where: N Elm St and Bellemeade St, Greensboro, NC 27401
Sponsor: Triad Central Labor Council

RSVP for the Greensboro action at http://local.americawantstowork.org/all/events/show/83276.

July 4 in Asheville, NC

Union members and community activists will leaflet hundreds of North Carolinians during Asheville’s “Ingles Fourth of July Celebration” downtown.

When: Wednesday, July 4 from noon to 4 to 5:30 PM
Where: Pack Square
Sponsor: Western NC CLC

RSVP for the Greensboro action at http://local.americawantstowork.org/all/events/show/83276.

July 6 in Waynesville, NC

Press conference to highlight how the loss of good-paying manufacturing jobs and their replacement by low-wage jobs is impoverishing North Carolina workers.

When: Friday, July 6 at 10 AM
Where: Waynesville, NC
Sponsor: Western NC CLC

Stay tuned to this space for more detailed information as it becomes available.

Take Action online to protect American jobs

U.S. trade representatives are negotiating the biggest trade agreement in U.S. history. We must make sure this agreement keeps and creates good jobs in the United States and does not encourage outsourcing.

To make sure this trade agreement works for working families and creates and protects jobs in the United States, we’re delivering an emergency petition from working families on July 8 in San Diego during the next round of the TPP FTA negotiations.

Sign our petition now to urge President Obama and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk to negotiate a trade policy that creates good jobs in the United States, ensures all levels of government can Buy American, protects workers’ rights and stops foreign corporations from skirting U.S. laws to help their bottom line.