Well, this comment probably won't stay up long, but while it's here, I'd like to offer 5 things I discovered:
1) The actual text of the Obama amendment to the Immigration Bill:
(C) PREVAILING WAGE LEVEL- For purposes of subparagraph (A)(ii), the prevailing wage level shall be determined in accordance with this subparagraph. If the job opportunity is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between a union and the employer, the prevailing wage shall be the wage rate set forth in the collective bargaining agreement. If the job opportunity is not covered by such an agreement, and it is in an occupation that is covered by a wage determination under a provision of subchapter IV of chapter 31 of title 40, United States Code, or the Service Contract Act of 1965 (41 U.S.C. 351 et seq.), the prevailing wage level shall be the appropriate statutory wage.
2) An amateur interpretation of that senate-ese crap:
Okay, so if an employer hires a guest worker (let's call him Diego) for a job where a union already negotiated wages, they have to pay Diego the same as the union got. Or, if there's no union contract, but the job is something that the government tracks wages for, then Diego has to get paid the official government wage, not what the employer thinks is a "competitive" amount.
3) an ascii drawing of a bull creating this article:
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4) insight about the amendment:
wait, if employers have to pay prevailing wages to guest workers, won't that take away some of the incentive to bring guest workers into the country?
5) a motivational book for people too lazy to actually research things that are important to them, like, oh, I don't know, immigrant legislation: