Archive for the ‘MADE IN THE USA’ Category

Oct
2011
9

DE Considers Job-Creating Refinery Resurrection That Officials Say Would Avoid Pitfalls of Pollution

DE Considers Job-Creating Refinery Resurrection That Officials Say Would Avoid Pitfalls of Pollution
With the majority of the state’s oil refineries facing potential shutdown, sale or decay, Delaware Governor Jack Markell and the PBF Holding Company have begun a push for a $1 billion refinery resurrection they say would not only save and create jobs, but avoid the pitfalls of plant pollution. Such a move would create a [&hellip...
Oct
2011
7

AWESOME: Website Allows Constituents to Upload Pics of Infrastructure Projects that Need Work

AWESOME: Website Allows Constituents to Upload Pics of Infrastructure Projects that Need Work
The website Work That Needs Doing is providing people with the opportunity to highlight local roads, bridges, schools and the like that desperately need to be invested in by supplying an easy-to-use photo/project upload tool. The site, which also features an “Email to Congress” function and a quality search tool based on state and...
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Sep
2011
30

Conservative Influencers Threaten Republicans, Demand They Push Low-Road, Pro-China Agenda

Conservative Influencers Threaten Republicans, Demand They Push Low-Road, Pro-China Agenda
The brutality of the Right-Wing was on display yesterday with the announcement by the ultra-conservative Club for Growth that they oppose legislation that would take aim at Chinese currency manipulation which is negatively impacting American industry. From POLITICO: The influential Club for Growth is pressuring Republican presidential candidates...
Sep
2011
29

Through Capital and Land Investments the Chinese Solar Industry Has Dwarfed the Competition

Through Capital and Land Investments the Chinese Solar Industry Has Dwarfed the Competition
Three large, American Solar Power Companies have declared bankruptcy in the past month as the Chinese solar market has cornered the global market, showing growing disparity between two of the world’s leading economies. According to the New York Times, the Chinese now have three-fifths of the world’s production capacity at a time when...
Sep
2011
27

$1 Billion = 18,000 Jobs

$1 Billion = 18,000 Jobs
Supporters of President Obama’s American Jobs Act suggest it would stimulate the economy by investing heavily in infrastructure and providing $10 billion to create a National Infrastructure Bank. The bank would provide loans for projects including transportation infrastructure, water infrastructure, and energy infrastructure. According to...
Sep
2011
26

IN THE RED: America’s Infrastructure Being Built by the Chinese?

ABC World News recently reported that many of the United States’ largest infrastructure projects are being built by Chinese companies. Saving a few dollars seems more important than putting unemployed workers back to work for states who have turned down offers from American, union contractors. In the video piece below, reporter Chris Cuomo...
Sep
2011
24

VIDEO: Union Pipefitters Speak Up About the Keystone XL Pipeline

VIDEO: Union Pipefitters Speak Up About the Keystone XL Pipeline
The United Association of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders and HVAC Service Techs (UA) has released a video touting the potential sustainability and job-creation of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, what one speaker calls “the hundred year pipeline.” Focused partially on refuting claims of environmental danger beneath American soil,...
Sep
2011
22

Americans Have Until Otober 3rd to Participate In George Miller’s Online Forum to Support the AJA

Americans Have Until Otober 3rd to Participate In George Miller’s Online Forum to Support the AJA
Representative George Miller (D-CA) wants to hear from the American people about how the economic downturn has personally affected their lives so he has launched an online forum with hopes of rallying fellow politicians to action in regards to funding and passing President Obama’s American Jobs Act. Miller, the senior Democrat of the House...
Sep
2011
21

Union Pension Investment in Energy Efficient Infrastructure Provides Hope that there Will be Good Paying and Meaningful Jobs in Industries that are Important to the Revitalization of America

Labor unions are stepping up to the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) to invest public pension funds in energy efficient infrastructure projects. The move will create jobs while spearheading a movement to build up clean industries that tackle the dual challenges of climate change adjustment and putting people back to work. According to Think...
Sep
2011
19

Massachusetts Casino Approval Will Provide Much-Needed Jobs Boost

Last week, the Massachusetts House passed a casino gambling bill that will create much-needed construction jobs. From Boston.com: The Massachusetts House last night overwhelmingly approved casino gambling, bolstering confidence among lawmakers that slot machines and Las Vegas-style table games will be coming to the Commonwealth. The bill, which...
Sep
2011
19

Bipartisan Green Jobs Bill Introduced, Suggests the Creation of 40,000 Green Construction Jobs

Bipartisan Green Jobs Bill Introduced, Suggests the Creation of 40,000 Green Construction Jobs
…from the Associated Press: FREDERICK, Md. — U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin is visiting Frederick to unveil a bill that he says will create up to 40,000 green construction jobs nationwide. The Maryland Democrat says the bipartisan legislation would provide tax incentives to make the roofs of existing commercial buildings more energy-efficient....
Sep
2011
18

The “Made In Missouri” Jobs Act Is Just One Chamber Away From Reality

The “Made In Missouri” Jobs Act Is Just One Chamber Away From Reality
The president of the Missouri AFL-CIO, Hugh McVey, penned an op-ed in the Kansas City Star, demanding that the Missouri House of Representatives pass the “Made in Missouri” jobs act. The bill passed the Senate with what McVey characterizes as bi-partisan support seldom seen in the state. Governor Jay Nixon, who called a special session...