WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for the Future American Worker has launched a national TV campaign and petition drive aimed at stopping big business from giving American jobs to foreign workers in this country. The group's TV ad shows an actual video recording of a major law firm's seminar designed to coach corporate clients on how to avoid hiring Americans. The ad draws attention to the common practice of replacing American workers with foreign workers here at home throughout all job levels and virtually all types of businesses. The campaign urges Americans to sign an online petition that provides a list of common sense, worker protection measures. The petitions will be presented to America's leaders. The campaign launched Monday and is airing in markets across the country. The campaign breaks as nearly 10 million Americans can't find a job, 27 million American jobs are currently occupied by foreign workers -- many illegal -- interest rates are rising and the housing market is crashing. "At a time when millions of Americans can't find a job and many are losing their homes, our leaders are not standing up for the workers who are the backbone of this nation," commented CFAW spokesman Dan Stein. "This ad and the accompanying video clip show unequivocal proof that big business is hiring expensive lawyers to show them how to avoid hiring American workers here at home. It's a despicable practice that calls into question whether these so- called corporate citizens have any moral compass at all. It's time to stand up for hard working, tax paying Americans instead of foreign workers and freeloaders, many of whom are here illegally in the first place." The group's TV ad dramatizes the situation in a typical displaced worker's home. With an infant crying in the background, a husband sits down at the kitchen table to discuss his latest job interview with his wife. The wife reads her husband's face and asks, "You didn't get the job, did you?" The husband comments that the company he interviewed with only hired the foreign workers. Then the spot breaks away to actual footage of a Pittsburgh law firm teaching its corporate clients how to avoid hiring American workers without consequences. The attorney in the video confirms for his corporate audience, "the goal is not to find an interested or qualified US worker." The campaign began airing Monday morning of this week and by noon the same day more than 40,000 people had already responded by signing the petitions. The group will announce later this week when the petitions will be presented and to whom. For more information about CFAW or to see the TV spot, please visit, Coalition for the Future American Worker -- http://www.AmericanWorker.org.
SOURCE Coalition for the Future American Worker