Friday, March 10, 2006

John Kerry and Ted Kennedy Support Helmets to Hardhats

Senators John Kerry and Ted Kennedy joined other dignitaries today in Boston and signed a resolution to support Helmets to Hardhats. Helmets to Hardhats provides training, apprenticeship, for good paying jobs with benefits.

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.
“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 I’ve seen going," said Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts.

Unlike the Chickenhawks that claim to support veterans, Kerry and Kennedy are actually out there giving their support to those who risk their lives to protect America. Estimates are that "15 percent of the men and women in uniform will be unemployed when they return home -- that's almost three-times the national average."


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