WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — It’s difficult to tell how many potential American jobs are instead filled overseas, but a bill sponsored by an Ohio Democrat would change that.
Sen. Sherrod Brown wants to pass legislation that would make all publicly traded companies disclose how many workers they have in international locations and any annual changes in those numbers. He hopes it will increase public pressure on companies like General Motors to keep jobs in the U.S.
Trade unions say they’re fed up with big businesses taking jobs abroad and leaving domestic workers behind with empty promises.
“There’s been over a million manufacturing jobs that have moved overseas since the passage of NAFTA,” Roy Houseman of the United Steel Workers said. “When they (companies) say they’re hiring