Labor Day – Honoring American Workers

The 1st Monday of September each year honors the “greatest worker in the world” — the American Worker!

The U.S. Department of Labor further describes the importance of Labor Day as a National Tribute to all those Americans who work, and by doing so, contribute to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our nation.

According to NumbersUSA, more than 15 million Americans who want to be working are currently unemployed or underemployed. American Workers Coalition, AWC, the organization I co-founded with Marie Larson and Barbara Birch, is trying to shine the light on this important fact.

We have millions and millions of educated, capable Americans who want to work today, but are unable to find a job. STEM workers are being replaced by foreign workers, and job opportunities for experienced professionals and recent college grads alike, in STEM, are disappearing for American citizens. The celebration of Labor Day should remind us all of the importance of giving every fellow American the chance for meaningful life’s work and the opportunity for gainful employment. As a democracy, our nation’s citizens are given free choice in deciding what should be their life’s work, how they can earn a living, and as a capitalistic society, hard work and increased risk should translate into individual wealth.

As the U.S. Department of Labor Relates the Historical Significance of Labor and the U.S. work force :

The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pays tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership – the American worker.

Although LABOR DAY is about the American Worker, today many seek to undermine American Workers.

Foreign lobbyists, Big Tech, multi-national conglomerates, and globalist elites are trying to push our capitalistic democracy into a top-heavy, middle age Feudal system where the few billionaires are the new “Kings” and politicians have become their “knights,” pushing their new world order on those of us who still believe in the American dream.  CEOs and their managers,  driven by quarterly earnings,  are the “Barons” of yesteryear and everyone else — “labor”  is destined to become something akin to a serf.  U.S. citizens without the opportunity to work become like peasants, with little to no power, and ever-increasing dependency on the state. Without direct action from individual citizens whose power is in their voice and their vote, this dangerous trend will continue.

It is our right and our responsibility to start communicating to our elected officials in D.C. We also need to make sure that those in Washington D.C., who are not elected officials, understand that as American citizens we believe that NOW is the time to put American workers and American labor FIRST for American Jobs.  Acting Director of DHS (Department of Homeland Security) Kevin McAleenan needs to begin voicing his support for American workers.

We need to push the media to start covering the story of American worker job displacement.  We need Americans in every region of the U.S. and from every socio-economic background to understand that Americans are losing their jobs in finance, engineering, auditing, dentistry, medicine, accounting, insurance, physical therapy, education, customer service, and technology due to the silent and systematic replacement of American workers with cheap foreign labor.

Acting Director of USCIS, U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services, Ken Cuccinelli can only do so much without the backing of ICE in regards to OPT and Kevin McAleenan the head of DHS.  As many fighting for U.S. workers supported the amazing and knowledgeable former Director of USCIS, Francis Cissna, so to do we now need to applaud and support Acting Director Cuccinelli and USCIS recent efforts.  We need to continue to encourage recommendations to include ending OPT and the H4EAD programs.

Will you join AWC in communicating to Congress?  We have devised an effortless, easy way for you to communicate quickly and easily to D.C. legislators to support American workers, diversity, and U.S. citizen college graduates.

We are working tirelessly to promote HR 3564 The Fairness for High Skilled Americans Act, which seeks to end the OPT Program. The OPT (Optional Practical Training) program discriminates against American citizen college graduates and enabled over a quarter of a million foreign workers to be employed by our nation’s most prominent employers without having to pay taxes. It serves to rob Medicare and Social Security of more than $2 billion per year.

We are also working to stop S386 in the Senate. S386 The Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act seeks to end diversity in immigration and reward the biggest abusers of the H1B visa program while effectively shutting out truly exceptional talent from over 180 countries across the globe from immigrating and working in the U.S. for the next decade and allowing one country to monopolize legal immigration indefinitely.

This Labor Day, please do two things. First, enjoy your day off with friends and family; and second, send me an e-mail at hilariegamm@gmail.com so I can include you in the AWC effort to contact Congress.

If you choose to join us, I will provide you with a weekly e-mail with everything you need to spend just a minute per week to make a difference in D.C.  If you know others who want to see Americans employed, please forward them this blog, so that they too may consider helping in this important, directed, Washington D.C. outreach campaign to put Americans first.

As U.S. citizens, we are seeing our healthcare systems decline, our quality of life diminish, our personal data exposed and our national security at risk.

As I wrote in my book, Billions Lost: The American Tech Crisis and The Road Map to Change:

We have the opportunity to employ our nation’s citizen’s, “our own people,” and therefore, as a nation, it would be our priority to do so. As a country, it is more important to enable our own citizens to have meaningful work as opposed to creating social welfare systems to supplement a lack of work. Not only is it better for individuals to be working from a mental health, physical, self-esteem, and monetary perspective, but it is better for our nation to rely on our own labor as it relates to economics, GDP (Gross Domestic Product), and national security.

So please, take a minute to send me an e-mail at hilariegamm@gmail.com, and let me know you will consider spending a minute per week helping us let Congress know, it’s time to put Americans FIRST for American jobs!

Happy Labor Day!


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