Is Obama's "green" jobs focus really a handout to the unions?

Money going to SEIU H-CAP, Inc. will partner with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in Maryland as well as Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), a coalition that promotes environmentally-friendly healthcare practices, to train approximately 3,000 job seekers. The project will also develop new curricula that will cover the role of environmental service workers in green healthcare, the development of cross-industry green jobs and green career pathways for entry-level workers. Yesterday the Department of Labor announced the release of $100M in grants funded by the stimulus bill to “support green job training programs to help dislocated workers and others, including veterans, women, African Americans and Latinos, find jobs in expanding green industries and related occupations”. This is only a portion of the $500M total allocated by the stimulus bill for such purposes. Back in November an initial $55 million in grants were released, the bulk of which went to state-run job training programs, with relatively small amounts going to community job training programs. However, the primary recipients of the latest $100M in grants are a little more noteworthy: * UAW Labor Employment and Training Corporation – $3,200,000 * 1199SEIU Family of Funds (disguised as “HCAP, Inc.”) -$4,637,551 * Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA), AFL­CIO – $4,993,922 * International Transportation Learning Center (whose board consists almost exclusively of union leaders) – $5,000,000 * International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the National Electrical Contractors Association – $5,000,000 * Institute for Career Development (aka United Steelworkers) – $4,658,983 * Blue Green Alliance (whose members consist largely of unions) – $5,000,000 * Communications Workers of America – $3,969,056 * Thomas Shortman Training Scholarship and Safety Fund (SEIU) – $2,802,269

Asked By: Obama - Wimp in the White House - 1/11/2010
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Thats exactly what it is as Unions put the democrats in office so now they are being paid for their services on union scale of course
Answered By: Paul Grass™ - 1/11/2010
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No. It is about the future of the US. Without development of the new Energy Technology, China will surpass us.
Answered By: Kiran C - 1/11/2010
dont forget about the jobs over seas that are being help, using tax payers money.
Answered By: Paul - 1/11/2010
Obama's "green jobs" focus is crap, is what it is. By the end of Obama's presidency, let's assume he serves a two full terms, the US economy is not going to be based on alternative energy. At best, it might increase to 8-12% alternative energy sources. This initiative is just an excuse for him to give his friends... More
Answered By: Pfo - 1/11/2010
Heil Obama!
Answered By: Just Another Yahoo Member - 1/11/2010
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