It's at both the federal and state level: an effort to make it harder to move american jobs overseas.
Area labor leaders were joined by Ohio lawmakers-including former Democratic congressman and congressional candidate Charlie Wilson-in an effort to pass legislation.
That includes the "Bring Jobs Home" act, aimed at stopping companies from taking a tax deduction for moving expenses when they move their operations overseas.
"We here in Marietta have seen a number of small businesses close because people don't have the money to purchase," Trudy Mendenhall, an employee of Williamstown's Fenton Glass, said at Friday's rally. "Our elected officials need to understand, and they need to hear from all of you, to pass this legislation on bringing the jobs home."
The rally was held across from the office of Republican Congressman Bill Johnson.
"I’ve voted for over 30 bills that promote a climate of job growth", Johnson said in a statement issued after Friday's rally. "The Democratic-led Senate has taken none of those bills up. I’ll continue to fight to give business owners the tools they need to create jobs, and I’m proudly union endorsed.”