DETROIT (WWJ) – Protesters carried a message Tuesday in southwest Detroit: stop shipping jobs overseas.

As WWJ’s Sandra McNeill reports there were several labor unions gathered for the rally in support of a Jobs Bill.

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If passed, tax breaks would come to an end for companies who ship jobs overseas, under the “Bring Jobs Home Act”.

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Jay McMurran of United Steel Workers doesn’t believe that companies can no longer afford to pay higher union wages: “That’s what built Detroit, that’s what made Detroit – Detroit; strong auto industries, strong steel industry, all up and down the Detroit River you had chemical plants … are those days over?” McMurran asked. “I hate to think they are not because I don’t think we can survive as a service economy.”

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The protest included service employees, the International Labor Union, United Food and Commercial workers and the UAW.