Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year! : Unions Create "Helmets To Hardhats" Program To Support Our Veterans

"We Support The Troops"
The Union Building Trades across America have created a program to give employment preference to those that served our country in the armed forces. It's called," Helmets To Hardhats".

Today, it is very popular for everyone to say that they "support the troops". It is very easy to agree with that statement and to say that. However, we have not heard of EVEN ONE CORPORATION that has made a concrete commitment to those words in regard to promising any returning vets a job. Not one.

THE BUILDING TRADES UNIONS in America, with the creation of "Helmets To Hardhats", are actually doing something to back up those words.

They are pushing the vets to the front of the line when it comes to having an opportunity to learn a trade and have a career after their military duty is completed.

That is because the unions are the ones that are actually in the "people" business. They care about the welfare of all workers and really believe that our Vets deserve to be rewarded for their service and for protecting this country.

Think about who it was that stepped forward the next time the union bashers come out against Organized Labor. Or when we have local politicians speaking out against the Prevailing Wage Laws for construction workers.
We need more organizations to step up like the Unions do and start supporting the idea that American citizens and workers deserve to have and to be able to maintain a decent standard of living.

If you know a Veteran who wants to get into the Building Trades locally, check out the Hudson Valley Building Trades Council website at You will find a directory of local unions on that site.

So when you see the building trades members out at a site picketing for wage standards or speaking out at public meetings for the creation of local jobs,realize that they are performing a service for all local workers.

....and remember - help us support the Vets by supporting the Local Union Building Trades.


Anonymous said...

This is great. Thank you for bring it forward. The unions are the only way us working people get treated fair. I don't know why people don't make their unions the strongest possible. The men and woman that fight for our rights should have a the best. So many times we don't remember them because this country has become desensitized from the fighting and killing within ourselves. Don't know if i spelled that right. We as Americans have short term brains. Our vet should be first in everything. This looks great. We need to speak up and do thing and stop being so laxidaisy over what really is human life. Our troops are there for us and our unions are there for us!

Anonymous said...

Just one of the many things that the unions do to give back to the veterans and the community at large. Lets make this the eyear we let the general population know hjow much GOOD is really done by all of the unions.
Thanks Hudson Valley Labor Report for being here and providing a way to let them know!

Anonymous said...

Who else do we have out there who ever even discusses the need for good jobs and good wages? The unions are the ones who really do that, most others are just flapping their gums.

Anonymous said...

The building and trades do a lot of good thingds for the community. We appreciate all the there efforts.

Anonymous said...

This is a great program and give our troops work when they come home. To many time our troops come home and can't find a good paying job. THIS IS FANTASTIC.

Anonymous said...

Labor supports our troops not only when fighting, but when they come home. Hats off to our labor leaders for taking part in this much needed program.

Anonymous said...

lets see what happens in the comingg year. I think people are going to start seeing thaT THE unions are the group who has their interests at heart in alot of ways. I support the building trades and all of the unions!

Anonymous said...

I am going through something in life that no one needs to go through. If it was not for the union I would have lost heart. People must remember that our unions have alot to offer. I would like to see more interaction between the workers and the union. The more commuicate there is the better the union power. My union is getting stronger everyday. I am very happy to do what ever needs to be done to help out.

bullhorner said...

When people are in need one of the first to lend them support is THEIR UNION.

When people who aren't in a union are in need one of the first to lend support is THE UNION.