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Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 12:18pm

Unions Protest Outsourcing Conference

Georgia union leaders protested a conference on outsourcing, being held in Atlanta. They say the event is for executives who want to learn more about how to outsource services overseas. Unions say it's an affront to Georgia workers.

Charlie Flemming is with the North Georgia Labor Council.

"You see the only winners in the current economy is the multi-national corporations. They know it, they don't feel our pain, they don't feel the pain of Georgia workers. So Georgia needs legislation that rewards companies that keep jobs in our state."

Flemming says last year more than 4500 jobs were lost to overseas outsourcing. A bill that would have given companies a tax credit for hiring the unemployed was vetoed by Governor Sonny Perdue in 2009.

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