[biztech-discussion] Gov. Arnold: Sign the Anti-Outsourcing Bill

  • From: Al Weinrub <Allen.Weinrub@xxxxxxx>
  • To: biztech-discussion@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2004 17:37:47 -0700

I want to draw your attention to this important initiative. I hope we 
can send this announcement to all our California folks.



TechsUnite wrote:

> A bill that would become the nation's toughest anti-outsourcing law 
> has been passed by the Calfornia State Legislature and forwarded to 
> Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Governor has until September 30th 
> to sign the bill, veto it, or fail to act, in which case the bill 
> would become law.
> Similar to dozens of bills that failed to pass in other states earlier 
> this year, California's AB 1829 is an attempt to keep state tax 
> dollars circulating in the domestic economy, rather than using these 
> funds to employ overseas workers.
> Contractors providing services to state and local agencies would be 
> required to certify that all work performed under these contracts 
> would take place on US soil. The bill would prohibit the increasingly 
> common practice of large companies like Citibank and IBM winning state 
> contracts with a low bid, and then sending the work to India via a 
> subsidiary or subcontractor.
> Take Action:  Write Gov. Schwarzenegger and ask him to sign AB 1829!
> Contact him at:
> http://www.govmail.ca.gov
> Phone: 916-445-2841
> Fax: 916-445-4633
> From Reuters:
> "We can't ignore the offshoring trend as Californians continue to 
> watch high-paying, stable jobs get shipped overseas," the bill's 
> author, Democratic Assembly Member Carol Liu, said in a statement. 
> "This is about where we want to invest our taxpayer dollars -- 
> overseas or here at home. Call-centers in India currently provide 
> services for California's welfare and food-stamps programs under a 
> contract worth more than $400 million, according to Liu.
> As described by the State Legislative Counsel:
> This bill would prohibit a state agency, or a local government from 
> contracting for services with a contractor or subcontractor unless 
> that contractor or subcontractor certifies under penalty of perjury in 
> his or her bid for the contact that the contract, and any subcontract 
> performed under that contract, will be performed solely with workers 
> within the United States.
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