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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:10 PM
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Pass this program along to YOUR state's unions - Helmets to Hardhats
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 07:27 PM by blm
(CBS4) BOSTON They risk their lives to protect America, and 15 percent of the men and women in uniform will be unemployed when they return home -- that's almost three-times the national average.

Senators Ted Kennedy and John Kerry joined a host of other dignitaries and signed a resolution to support Helmets to Hardhats.
The training that we provide can be anywhere from three to five years, it's a long term commitment but in exchange for that you actually get a career that's sellable in this country and throughout Canada," said Joe Dart of the Building and Construction Trades Council.

Union presidents from all the trades work to recruit soldiers for civilian jobs. Helmets to Hardhats provides training, apprenticeship, for good paying jobs with benefits.

It's a win-win, those people and their families win out the country does the construction trade does, the union movement is stronger it's the best thing Ive seen going," said Sen. John Kerry, (D) Massachusetts.
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http://cbs4boston.com/local/local_story_069145936.html


This idea is brilliant and not only helps returning soldiers but strengthens our unions at the same time.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:11 PM
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1. NOMINATED! Great idea! nt
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:12 PM
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2. We should have Public Works projects of various kinds too.
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 07:14 PM by patrice
job education and skills development of everything from farms and state parks to inner city re-hab and rebuilding and small business development.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:34 PM
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3. WW2 veterans were put to work like that, and the whole country took a leap
forward.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:44 PM
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4. And they built some beautiful Public ASSETS.
They could create co-housing if they need it and free schools.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:11 PM
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5. Helmets to Hardhats kick
.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 07:21 AM
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6. a.m. kick! n/t
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 09:22 AM
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7. Thanks -
it really is a DOABLE program that can only help the party while achieving the main goal of helping others.
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