2nd Gen, it's been my understanding that these so called "brown skins" usually end up doing the kind of work that most americans wouldn't want to do in the first place. And your jealous of what?I've found , in my experiences, that my fellow workers from South America are generally a hard working people. And they take pride in it! Most of the american born workers I've worked with have been lazy. Not all, but most of 'em.I think you should worry more about the Bush Administration attacking your right to overtime pay. That's an issue that affects us and all of our fellow workers, regardless of national orgins.White House - AP Cabinet & State AP: U.S. Offers Tips on Avoiding OT Pay Mon Jan 5, 8:14 PM ET Add White House - AP Cabinet & State to My Yahoo! By LEIGH STROPE, AP Labor Writer WASHINGTON - A proposed Labor Department (news - web sites) rule suggests ways employers can avoid paying overtime to some of the 1.3 million low-income workers who would become eligible this year. The department's advice comes even as it touts the $895 million in increased wages that it says those workers would be guaranteed from the reforms. Among the options for employers: cut workers' hourly wages and add the overtime to equal the original salary, or raise salaries to the new $22,100 annual threshold, making them ineligible. The department says it is merely listing well-known choices available to employers, even under current law. "We're not saying anybody should do any of this," said Labor Department spokesman Ed Frank.http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040106/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/overtime_pay_4http://www.unionvoice.org/campaign/voteforovertime