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US lawmakers need to address the actions of global companies skirting the country’s labour laws. Not the words of Donald Trump on the campaign trail. Rather they are from the mouth of US cargo pilot Philip Forsberg, who believes his job and the jobs of his colleagues are under threat from corporations aiming to use their size to undercut the US workforce. Amazon and DHL – foreign and domestic – are both named in this piece in Quartz as at the forefront of short-changing US pilots. Despite record profits, the pilot says DHL has been leaning on its contracted carriers in the US to provide services at a sub-standard rate. “Millions of Americans, including cargo pilots and our families, have made it clear that we want our elected officials to stand up for American workers,” says Mr Forsberg. “It isn’t a partisan issue.”

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