"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 www.builditunion.org. 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.