TVA reverses tech worker decision after President Trump firing

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WDEF) — The Tennessee Valley Authority has announced it will rescind a decision to lay off its in-house technology workers.

The authority had been planning on replacing those workers with contractors who rely heavily on foreign workers under the H-1B visa program.

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President Trump fired TVA chairman Skip Thompson Monday, and threatened to remove other board members if they continued to hire foreign labor.

Since then, other TVA leaders met with White House administrators about how to preserve U.S. jobs.