Wall Street Journal (01/31/13) Laura Meckler
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the AFL-CIO, and the Service Employees International Union are working together to develop rules that would allow low-skilled employees into the U.S. The aim is to craft a visa program geared toward filling jobs at hotels, janitorial services, meat-packing companies, and other businesses that use low-skilled labor. Eight U.S. senators have endorsed a bipartisan framework for legislation that would let companies bring foreign employees to the U.S. if they can’t find Americans for open jobs. More foreign employees would be allowed into the country when the economy is strong and fewer would be allowed in when the economy is weak.