When the union market goes back to Mexico
In a bid to restore competitiveness in the labor market, U.S. lawmakers are proposing to let employers hire and fire workers as they see fit.
The House and Senate versions of the legislation are being negotiated by House Republican leadership and Senate Democrats.
They are expected to pass on Tuesday.
The proposed changes are part of a broader effort by GOP leaders to rein in the rising costs of health care and food at the federal level and push back against efforts to weaken labor unions.
The White House says the proposed changes would save money and help improve the economy.
But it’s unclear whether the legislation would have the desired effect of restoring some of the jobs lost to outsourcing.
The labor market in the U..
S., with its large share of workers who are part-time, low-wage, temporary workers, has been increasingly competitive in recent years, but the overall unemployment rate has risen since the start of the Great Recession.
The jobless rate is 5.8% for July.
A key goal of the new legislation is to give workers who have been laid off in recent months the opportunity to reapply for new jobs at lower pay and benefits.
Those laid off workers will be able to receive unemployment benefits that will help them find a new job.
The Senate bill would also allow employers to continue to use the temporary layoff programs to reduce hours, but would not allow for those laid off to apply for a job in their old industry or in the new one they’d like.
The measure would allow for workers who were laid off from businesses in recent weeks to apply again through an online job application system, but not for workers in the past three months.
In a statement Tuesday, President Donald Trump said the bill is about “making sure that all workers get the help they need in the workplace, and ensuring that businesses have the right resources to help their employees.
We are looking forward to seeing the full impact of this legislation in the weeks and months ahead.”
The House legislation would allow employers with 10 or fewer full-time workers to hire and lay off workers at their discretion.
Workers who are laid off could apply for unemployment benefits at the end of the month, but they would have to apply within 120 days of the date they were laid out.
The new legislation would provide a five-year extension of the temporary labor programs to provide more time for those workers to apply.
The bill would allow companies with at least 10 full- or part-timers to hire workers for up to 18 months and to lay them off for up