Archive for the ‘MADE IN THE USA’ Category

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...
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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...
Sep
2011
18

While Most Focus on Solyndra Bankruptcy, Labor Dept Looks Into Job Losses Resulting from Trade

Interesting piece from the New York Times surrounding the Solyndra solar energy bankruptcy in California: …unlike the inspectors general of the Energy and Treasury Departments and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who are looking into possible wrongdoing in connection with the company’s $527 million federal loan, the Labor...
Sep
2011
16

Minnesota: A Construction Microcosm

Minnesota: A Construction Microcosm
Politicians on both sides of the aisle looking to help small businesses should take note of the numbers coming out of Minnesota pertaining to construction jobs. Corporate America is always looking for return on investment and putting construction workers back to work is an investment that provides just that by putting wages back into our [&hellip...
Sep
2011
15

Behold, the Hooters 9/11 Tapes

Behold, the Hooters 9/11 Tapes
For the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Hooters, the most American of restaurants, released a video commemoration. Through the past decade of fear and political strife one thing has remained constant: if you go to Hooters you will be served cold beer and hot wings by a cute, smiling college girl who is utilizing the free [&hellip...
Sep
2011
14

8 of the 10 States With the Lowest Percentage of Insured Residents Are “Right-to-Work” States

8 of the 10 States With the Lowest Percentage of Insured Residents Are “Right-to-Work” States
In this week’s CNN/Tea Party debate, Governor Rick Perry said that the first thing he would do if elected President would be to repeal “Obamacare.” That would be unfortunate for his constituents because Texas has the worst healthcare of any state in the union with nearly a quarter of its residents uninsured. This leaves the...
Sep
2011
13

The Sun Is Setting on Bridges in States Where GOP Senators Refuse to Invest in Infrastructure

The Sun Is Setting on Bridges in States Where GOP Senators Refuse to Invest in Infrastructure
In his Jobs Speech last Thursday, President Obama spoke about The Sherman–Minton Bridge between Indiana and Kentucky that badly needed to be fixed. Late Friday, the State of Indiana had to shut it down indefinitely after officials discovered cracks in the span. The bridge had been labeled “structurally deficient” by the Bureau of...
Sep
2011
13

PLA Roundup: IN Mayor Touts Ford Center, IA Gov Strikes a Court Victory, NV Job Comes to Halt

PLA Roundup: IN Mayor Touts Ford Center, IA Gov Strikes a Court Victory, NV Job Comes to Halt
INDIANA Evansville, IN mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel recently made a splash by speaking on behalf of the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns in favor of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs). Republican lawmakers in Indiana have placed tougher restrictions on PLAs in the past year and many have wishes of doing away with them completely. Weinzapfel spoke...
Sep
2011
12

8,000 LIUNA Members to Congress: Extend the Federal Transportation Spending Plan

8,000 LIUNA Members to Congress: Extend the Federal Transportation Spending Plan
If House Republicans refuse to get on board,0 the current extension of the Federal Transportation Spending Plan and the 18.4 cent per gallon Gasoline Tax that funds it will expire, leaving infrastructure to its continued decay and 4,000 working Americans to job loss. Political infighting and partisan bickering have allowed this extension to...