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Comprehensive H-1b Reforms to Protect U.S. Workers: 
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2013 Programmers Guild Media Fact Sheet: PDF

April 10, 2014 Press Release
Several Staffing Firms Chase One Six-Month Assignment at Honeywell


April 15, 2013 Press Release
Response to H-1b expansion proposed by Mark Zuckerberg's FWD.us


January 29, 2013 Press Release
Programmers Guild Opposition to H-1b increases



Activists: Phone your Senator/Congressman at switchboard: (202) 224-3121
Memorize it!

Post your S.169 opposition statement on POPVOX

Sign Petition for President to Veto S.169

Summary of Immigration Innovation Act of 2013
(No Innovation, no Reform, just massive increase in H-1b quotas)

Economic Policy Institute (EPI) Analysis of S.169

Programmers Guild sample of 2012 H-1b LCA data with explanations
View DOL H-1b LCA data - 2011 and prior as Access .mdb files, and 2012 Q2 as Excel .csv file. Sort by wage, zip code, etc, to see the number of H-1b being used for $13/hour jobs, and the tech jobs paying less than $60k. Only about 15% are for jobs paying $100k or above.

Data Source: Department of Labor - Case Disclosure Data
TATA admits paying H-1b 20-25% less than they would pay Americanss
This was six years ago in 2006. Congress had done nothing to remedy their flawed prevailing wage that allows this

2006 Press Release explaining the flawed H-1b prevailing wage

Articles Opposing H-1b Quota Increase

InformationWeek (3/4/13): H-1B Workers Not Best Or Brightest, Study Says
Infoworld (2/28/13): The new bill to boost H-1B visas is based on a lie
NPR (2/20/13): Follow Report on H-1B Visa Story (No need Recruit Americans)
The Atlantic (2/2/13):  The Ph.D Bust: America's Awful [PhD Job] Market
Computerworld (2/14/13): Top H-1B users are offshore outsourcers
Mother Jones (2/19/13): How H-1B Visas Are Screwing Tech Workers
EPI (11/19/12): STEM labor shortages?: Microsoft report distorts reality


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Our Mission

The Programmers Guild advances the interests of technical and professional workers in information technology (IT) fields. The Programmers' Guild provides a forum where tech workers can speak as a group and be heard; where we can act as a group to advocate our interests; and where we can present our concerns as a group to those whose decisions affect our lives. Our goal is to improve the work and the workplaces of technical professionals across the spectrum of IT fields and disciplines. Technology workers across the board must stand together against the forces that put our careers at risk, such as:

  • Replacement by H-1B and L-1 visa workers
  • Outsourcing jobs to offshore contractors
  • Shifting jobs to overseas facilities
  • False claims of a labor shortage in our profession
  • Conversion of pensions to cash balance plans
  • Age discrimination
  • Job ads drafted with intent to exclude U.S. applicants
  • Lack of respect for our training, experience, knowledge, and past achievements

Finally, the Programmers Guild assists the growing numbers in our profession who are unemployed.

The right to practice in one's chosen profession is a Constitutional liberty [Gibson v. Berryhill, 411 U.S. 564, 571 (1973)] that is violated by visas that force Americans to train their foreign replacements or otherwise result in displacement by foreign workers.

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