Today, U.S. Rep. Pete Stark (D-Fremont) joined with local business and labor leaders at Tri-Ced Community Recycling in Union City to highlight the need to stem the outsourcing of American jobs. Local leaders -- including Josie Camacho, Alameda Labor Council Executive Secretary Treasurer and Richard Valle, CEO, Tri-Ced and Alameda County Supervisor -- are calling on Congress to pass the Bring Jobs Home Act, H.R. 5542. Rep. Stark is a co-sponsor of the legislation, which would change our tax system to encourage businesses to keep jobs at home instead of sending them abroad.
Rep. Pete Stark: "Congress needs to support policies that help us export American goods, not American jobs. The Bring Jobs Home Act would provide a tax incentive for companies that bring production back to this country and eliminate tax breaks for companies that move jobs overseas. This is a simple bill and I'm urging Congressional leadership to bring it to the floor for a vote right away."
Josie Camacho, Executive Secretary Treasurer, Alameda Labor Council: "As we prepare to celebrate July 4th, we honor our country's workers who make great products and deliver great services. Working people are joining together to call for elected leaders to stop helping companies outsource jobs and instead support companies that create jobs here. People working is what will stimulate our economy."