Texas Rep Cites Striking Verizon Workers, Calls for Legislation to Stop Offshoring
Representative Gene Green, of Texas' 29th district, cited striking Verizon workers on the House floor and urged his colleagues to support his U.S. Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act. Green's proposed legislation would make companies that offshore jobs ineligible for grants and loans. Offshoring is one of the major reasons for the current Verizon strike.
The Communications Workers of America recently uncovered a vast Verizon offshoring operation in the Philippines, far bigger than the company has ever acknowledged.
"What Verizon is doing is not unique," said Green. "It's been the experience of many families in my district in Houston and Harris County and families throughout the country. As members of Congress, we have a responsibility to fight for these jobs and improve the lives of average Americans."
You can see all of Green's remarks below.