Archive for the ‘MADE IN THE USA’ Category

May
2011
3

Construction Spending Up for the First Time in Three Months After Reaching Lowest Point in a Decade

If you’re a reader of this blog, you know how We Party Patriots feels about statistics and trends: They don’t mean diddly to the folks on the bench. So, it is with hesitation that we relay the news of the first construction spending gains this year, following the ten-year low reached in February. “Nowhere to [&hellip...
May
2011
2

A National Manufacturing Strategy and Incentives for Investment are Crucial to a Job-Rich Nation

A National Manufacturing Strategy and Incentives for Investment are Crucial to a Job-Rich Nation
There is no reason to resign ourselves to defeat or to sugarcoat the challenges we face. We possess the tools, talent, and resources to revive manufacturing. But to do so we need a national strategy for manufacturing renewal. Last week, the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF), released a report titled “The Case for a...
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Apr
2011
28

“The construction sector continues to account for a disproportionate share of work-related deaths.”

At the end of the last year, the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) released a study, Work-Related Fatal and Non-Fatal Injuries Among U.S. Construction Workers, 1992-2008, which provides an incredible amount of information about the various and sundry perils of construction work. Findings cover a wide array of variables including...
Apr
2011
26

Women Building the Nation Conference

Women Building the Nation Conference
On April 30th in Oakland, California, the first Women Building the Nation Conference will take place at the Oakland Marriot City Center. The conference, which is expecting record attendance over 500 people, is being held in conjunction with the 10th annual Women Building California Conference. Conference materials state the goal of the conference...
Apr
2011
25

Never Learn, Can’t Hear.

Never Learn, Can’t Hear.
Yes, we’re reliving that past — never learn, can’t hear. And oddly it’s not just the GOP’s overreach, the endlessly compromising Obama, too-greedy-to-fail Wall Street banksters, U.S. Chamber of Commerce billionaires and arrogant Forbes 400. America’s entire political, financial and economic psyche is infected, as if...
Apr
2011
20

U.S. Social Spending Dead Last Among World’s Most Developed, France Leads All Nations

There needs to be a real, non political discussion regarding our national debt. If spending on social programs isn’t the problem, it is either a spending problem in other government areas or it is primarily a revenue problem. Business Insider this week unveiled a “Biggest Entitlement Spenders in the World” study which has brought...
Apr
2011
19

Middle Class Taxpayers Association Aims to Give San Diegans a Voice to Balance Corporate Interests

Middle Class Taxpayers Association Aims to Give San Diegans a Voice to Balance Corporate Interests
With a focus on “fair taxation and public investments,” San Diego-based Middle Class Taxpayers Association has begun to gather members in an effort to give a voice to San Diego’s middle class. Rallying around recent exposure of corporate tax-dodging, the MCTA provides a taxpayer watch tool that allows you to plug in any...
Apr
2011
16

Congress Honors Abe Breehey, Boilermakers Director of Legislative Affairs

Congress Honors Abe Breehey, Boilermakers Director of Legislative Affairs
Earlier this week we wrote about a fund being established by the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers to support Abe Breehey, the union’s Director of Legislative Affairs who had been hospitalized. Tragically, Abe passed away on Thursday. The United States Congress yesterday honored Abe, flying an American flag over the U.S. Capitol and...
Apr
2011
16

Another Billion Dollar PLA Signed in L.A.

Another Billion Dollar PLA Signed in L.A.
There has been no city more supportive of union construction than Los Angeles throughout the national anti-worker attack. The trend continues as the redevelopment of the Wilshire Grand Hotel will use a Project Labor Agreement to execute its $1.2 billion investment. According to Building Trades News, the hotel will become “the first new...
Apr
2011
15

L.A. Pilot Program Could Result in Citywide Rooftop Solar Installations by 2012, Set National Precedent

Up to 30,000 homes could be powered as a result of a new program to install solar panels throughout Los Angeles. Twice that number could be powered if the panel program is extended to residences, a new study says. From Grist: Those are the suggestions of a new study from the Los Angeles Business Council, [&hellip...
Apr
2011
14

IN YOUR FASICH, JOHN KASICH: Proud Ohio Workers Program Blossoming Following SB5 Passage

IN YOUR FASICH, JOHN KASICH: Proud Ohio Workers Program Blossoming Following SB5 Passage
The Proud Ohio Workers program, “created to allow merchants across the state to show that they recognize public employee support for their shops,” has signed on its 400th member as the state’s Chamber of Commerce continues to crumble in the wake of the passage of Senate Bill 5, Ohio’s maligned union-busting bill. From...
Apr
2011
13

Boilermakers Establish Fund for Abe Breehey, Director of Legislative Affairs

Boilermakers Establish Fund for Abe Breehey, Director of Legislative Affairs
Last week, the Director of Legislative Affairs for the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Abraham Breehey, was rushed to the hospital after unexpected episodes of headaches and nausea. An MRI was taken and the terrible news came that Abe had developed a brain tumor. Doctors were able to remove most of the tumor and Abe remains [&hellip...