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Senator Durbin Calls on Chicago-Based Abbott Labs to Explain 180 Layoffs, Plan to Outsource Jobs

Laid-off workers forced to train their replacements before losing their jobs
CHICAGO—(ENEWSPF)---February 29, 2016.  U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today called on the Chief Executive Officer Miles White of Abbott Laboratories in Chicago to explain reports that his company plans to lay off 180 workers and replace them with foreign workers.

Since 2007, Durbin has repeatedly introduced bipartisan legislation to end the exploitation of the H-1B and L-1 visa programs to displace qualified American workers and offshore American jobs.

“I implore you to reconsider this plan and retain these U.S. workers, who . . .

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