This morning on the show, I had an eye-opening conversation with civil rights attorney James Otto about a lawsuit he filed in California against “healthcare company” Molina Healthcare. (Ed note: I put healthcare company in quotes because I believe this company and others do nothing to care for the help of its clients.)

I urge you to listen to the interview, as it’s pretty in-depth and mind blowing.  But basically, Otto is representing a group of former employees who were fired and replaced by non-citizens allowed to work here under H-1B visas, after being forced to train those workers to do their jobs!

In a piece entitled “Where Have All The Jobs Gone?“,  Jim Otto quotes then Sec. of Labor under George W. Bush from 2001-2008 (and wife of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell) in her strategic report 2006-2011, page 35:

“H-1B nondependent employers are not subject to the conditions

[of searching for qualified U.S. workers], and their H-1B workers may be hired even when a qualified U.S. worker wants the job, and a U.S. worker can be displaced from the job in favor of the foreign worker. (Emphasis added.)”

Regarding the case Otto filed on behalf of the fired Molina employees:

The current case of Beasley v. Molina Healthcare, Inc., filed in Long Beach, California by leading civil rights attorney James Otto proves beyond doubt the Government’s betrayal. In that case, 220 highly trained American workers were replaced by Molina Healthcare, Inc. and Cognizant Technology with foreign workers, simply because the Government and corporations have joined to put Americans out of work. The 21 plaintiffs not only lost their jobs, as a result, they lost their homes, marriages, and their careers. Molina humiliated Americans by maliciously forcing them to train their replacements before they were fired from their jobs.

The complaint alleges the company falsely swore to the Department of Labor that it was not replacing any U.S. worker by bringing in over 500 foreign workers. According to the lawsuit, the Director of Human Resources’ investigation established testimony from 160 IT employees testifying to the rampart segregation of U.S. workers; the Budget Manager has testified that Molina had plenty of work but decided to fire all U.S. workers; and two Directors of the IT Department have stated that Molina did intend to segregate all American workers out of their labor market.

Stay tuned….

Today’s show also included a continuation of my annual year end year in review. Today we covered March through May – including Japan’s tragic earthquake and tsunami in March,  April’s “not intended to be a factual statement” on the Senate floor regarding Planned Parenthood, and my arrest at an Allen West “town hall meeting”.  From May, we listened back to some of the coverage of the killing of Osama bin Laden, including Fox’s pronouncement that President Barack Obama is finally dead.

We’ll attempt to finish up the year tomorrow!