FAIR targets Disney in ads over tech layoffs

UPDATE: The New York Times is reporting that Leo Perrero is among a few former Disney employees now bringing a lawsuit against Disney and two consulting firms. Their claim is that the companies colluded to break the law by using H-1B visas to bring in foreign workers knowing full well that Americans would be replaced. Original story below.

FAIR, or the Federation for American Immigration Reform has launched a series of ads targeting Disney over their use (or abuse) of the H-1B visa program. The ads feature a former Disney tech employee by the name of Leo Perrero, who had been working for the company since 2011. In the video, Leo briefly explains the process he and other employees had to go through when training their foreign replacements.

 

In a longer spot, Leo said that the employees thought they were being brought in to hear about possible promotions. Instead, they were told they would be terminated in 90 days and that they needed to immediately train their foreign replacements if they wanted to receive severance.

The ad is part of a nearly $1 million campaign here in Florida.

Source: FairChanceAtJobs.com

H/T: The Orlando Sentinel

Mike
Mike is the owner and writer for BlogMickey.com. Visiting the parks daily allows him to keep up with the latest Disney news, reviews, and photos from around the Disney Parks

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Follow us on Social Media!

7,678FansLike
6,677FollowersFollow
19,257FollowersFollow
7,607SubscribersSubscribe