May 18, 2013
by GMA News

WASHINGTON - The technology industry and organized labor are locked in a fight that threatens to complicate the U.S. Senate's immigration bill.

At the heart of the debate is whether there is a shortage of Americans with the math and science skills needed for work at technology firms like Facebook Inc, Google Inc and Microsoft Corp.

Labor is brandishing research that says the scarcity of workers is a myth while the tech industry is pointing to other studies that say the shortage is very real and is a threat to U.S. competitiveness.

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