Here is an example of a tactic we might use to fight offshoring. Jake McGoldrick, the city Supervisor who is proposing this ban, is also president of the adjunct faculty union at University of San Francisco. The full article is at: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/03/12 /WBGBI5H3221.DTL Made in America: Supervisor Jake McGoldrick offered legislation this week that would reward companies that want to do business with the city if they promise to use workers based in the United States -- and don't "outsource'' their jobs overseas. His proposal would give such companies preferences in bidding for city business. His plan also would require that all city contractors publicly report where their workers are located, including those employed by subcontractors. And the companies also would be prohibited from sending private information entrusted to the city, such as medical records and financial information, to operations on foreign soil. "It is unconscionable that American companies have continued to move more and more U.S. jobs overseas, with the result that shareholders profit at the expense of American workers,'' McGoldrick said. "This legislation will help ensure that no city money will be used to encourage this harmful trend.'' If his proposal becomes law, it would not be the first time City Hall used the lure of lucrative city business to try to change corporate behavior. The Equal Benefits Ordinance requires contractors to provide their workers in domestic partnerships the same benefits as their married workers get.