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Tue Mar 21, 2017, 12:05 AM

Trump Winery in Virginia seeks more foreign workers

Source: Associated Press


Updated 5:29 pm, Monday, March 20, 2017



CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) As President Donald Trump touts job creation for Americans as a top priority, his son's Virginia winery is seeking permission to hire foreign workers to cultivate its grapes.

Trump Vineyard Estates, better known as Trump Winery, asked to bring in 29 workers this season through the federal H-2A visa program, The Daily Progress reported (http://bit.ly/2nL4wDB ). The program enables agricultural employers who anticipate a shortage of domestic workers to bring foreign workers to the U.S. to do agricultural jobs or perform other temporary or seasonal services.

Trump Vineyard Estates, owned by Eric Trump, initially applied for six foreign workers in December. Two months later, the company applied for 23 more. Both job orders for Trump Vineyard Estates say the primary tasks include planting and cultivating vines, adding grow tubes and pruning grape vines.

H-2A workers and U.S. workers in corresponding employment must be paid a certain rate $10.72 an hour for vineyard farm workers in Virginia this year. To apply, employers say they've been unable to find American citizens to fill the jobs. At least three other local vineyards also applied to hire foreign workers.




Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/us/article/Trump-Winery-seeks-more-foreign-workers-this-11014955.php

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Judi Lynn Tuesday OP
NRaleighLiberal Tuesday #1
cstanleytech Tuesday #2
iluvtennis Tuesday #3
cstanleytech Tuesday #4
iluvtennis Tuesday #5
eezapata Tuesday #6
IronLionZion Tuesday #7
Blue_Tires Tuesday #9
groundloop Tuesday #8


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 12:22 AM

2. There is no shortage of workers, just a shortage of pay as in they dont want to pay what the job

really would cost them so they want to import some slaves.......I mean foreign "workers" that they can pay lower wages to.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 12:47 AM

3. Correct amundo. Why aren't the Trumpians who want jobs lining up for these...rhetorical question :-)

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 01:10 AM

4. The irony is the illegal ones were actually the preferred ones because the varies farmers

that used them knew they had them over a barrel and exploited the hell out of it now.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 01:26 AM

5. Yep.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 02:00 AM

6. hmmm so much for America First

what the Trumps wouldn't do to make a $$.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 09:24 AM

7. Are you sick of winning yet?

Buy American and Hire American is for other people, not for good job creators like the Trumps.

These brave hard working job creators need more tax cuts. Let's find more social programs to cut funding from so we can give out more tax cuts.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 02:30 PM

9. +1

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 09:35 AM

8. This "loophole" is misused just as the H-2B visa.

Companies/employers using both programs claim there's a shortage of qualified workers when in reality there's a shortage of qualified workers willing to work for peanuts.

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