Posts Tagged ‘veterans’

Apr
2016
1

#Ks4Vets: Carhartt Will Give $500 to Helmets to Hardhats for Every 2016 MadBum Strikeout

#Ks4Vets: Carhartt Will Give $500 to Helmets to Hardhats for Every 2016 MadBum Strikeout
  Workwear company Carhartt has announced a partnership with San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner to donate $500 to Helmets to Hardhats for every strikeout the lefty throws this season.  Last season, Bumgarner hit a career high with 234 strikeouts, placing him fourth in the National League.  If That would amount to $117,000 for…
Mar
2016
14

Delaware Bill Would Set New Standards for Veteran, Local Hiring on State-Funded Projects

Delaware Bill Would Set New Standards for Veteran, Local Hiring on State-Funded Projects
  A proposed bill in the Delaware legislature would require the hiring of local workers and veterans on state construction projects.  The Veteran, Skilled Workers, and Community Workforce Act would set two new requirements on public works projects: that 30 percent of the workforce must come from the district in which the project is located;…
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Mar
2016
8

Veterans Groups, Labor Unions Volunteer to Renovate Paralyzed Marine’s Home in VA

Veterans Groups, Labor Unions Volunteer to Renovate Paralyzed Marine's Home in VA
  Over the weekend, 37 skilled tradesmen renovated the house of decorated Marine veteran Lance Cpl. Brandon Burn, who became partially paralyzed in 2004 while serving in Iraq.   The effort was a collaborative effort that involved union carpenters, electricians, painters and other workers who coordinated their efforts to make multiple…
Mar
2016
8

Apprenticeship Totals Expected to Top 60K in CA for the First Time Since the Recession

Apprenticeship Totals Expected to Top 60K in CA for the First Time Since the Recession
  An article in the Orange County Register has highlighted the growing number of apprenticeships in California.  The trend is being spurred by a perfect storm of construction needs and an aging workforce.  A push from state and federal agencies to promote apprenticeship programs as an alternative to a four-year degree has had an impact as…
Oct
2015
26

MI Vets Oppose Prevailing Wage Repeal: “It’s gonna be impossible to have a truly professional experienced workforce”

MI Vets Oppose Prevailing Wage Repeal:
  In Michigan, a group of veterans have come out in support of the prevailing wage, arguing that construction jobs can create solid careers for those who have served their country.  As we have extensively covered, a group called Protect Michigan Taxpayers collected signatures to put a prevailing wage repeal on the ballot in 2016, [&hellip…;
Aug
2015
17

IUPAT Launches Union Veterans Council to “Fight Every Day for Those Who Have Fought for Us”

IUPAT Launches Union Veterans Council to
  The Union Veterans Council has announced the launch of their new website, which will help union veterans come together to fight for the issues that impact them most. This includes good jobs and a strong, fully-funded and staffed Veterans Administration. Veterans’ issues and those of working families are not independent of each other, the…
Jul
2015
30

Op-ed’s Tout Importance of Apprenticeship for Young Workers, Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Life

Op-ed's Tout Importance of Apprenticeship for Young Workers, Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Life
  This week, two op-ed’s from two regions of the United States discuss the importance of apprenticeship programs to two groups of Americans: youth and veterans. In The Daytona Daily News, professor Rick Sheridan touts apprenticeship programs arguing that they offer a vital alternative to college for those seeking a middle class lifestyle. …
Jul
2015
29

Carhartt Pledges $100,000 Annually to Union-Supported Veteran Training Program H2H

Carhartt Pledges $100,000 Annually to Union-Supported Veteran Training Program H2H
  In a ceremony at the Washington Hilton, workwear brand Carhartt announced that they will donate $100,000 annually to Helmets to Hardhats, the Building Trades-sponsored veteran workforce development organization. Finding meaningful work is crucial to a return to civilian life following active duty.  Joining Carhartt President and COO Linda…
Jul
2015
10

Pipefitters Union Investing in Transitioning Military Veterans to the Workforce

Pipefitters Union Investing in Transitioning Military Veterans to the Workforce
  At Fort Sill, Oklahoma soldiers finishing their military service can now enter a program which will prepare them for a career in the civilian workforce as pipefitters.  The 18-week fire suppression sprinkler system program is held at the Ft. Sill Industrial Training Complex and is part of the United Association’s Veterans in Piping…
Apr
2015
14

Bipartisan Bill Would Tie Federal Infrastructure Funding to Veteran-Owned Contracting Mandates

  A group of lawmakers are pushing a bipartisan bill which will require states that receive federal funding for infrastructure projects to include veteran-owned businesses in their contracting processes.  H.R. 1694, the “Fairness to Veterans for Infrastructure Investment Act,” is being sponsored by Reps. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA),…
Sep
2014
25

Navy Times Touts Various Building Trades-Sponsored Veteran Hiring Programs

Navy Times Touts Various Building Trades-Sponsored Veteran Hiring Programs
  In a recent article for the Military Times, Steven Maieli, founder of the website TransitioningVeteran.com, discusses the career opportunities available to servicemen and women through apprenticeships.  As military members return home to civilian life, apprenticeship can be an excellent, reliable new beginning which the discipline of the…
Aug
2014
6

GIFT GRIFT: “Pro-Troop” Charity Pretends to Shop for Soldiers, Instead Fundraises for the Tea Party

  In an exclusive for the Daily Beast, ProPublica writer Kim Barker exposes the “pro-troop” charity Move America Forward for misusing donations collected under the auspices of sending soldiers care packages.  After adopting a battalion, the Marines of Geronimo, the group started a fundraising drive claiming the care packages sent to the…