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the Boilermaker Reporter

Volume 44, Number 2
Apr 2005 to May 2005


Included articles:

Coverage of the 37th Annual LEAP Conference, Construction leaders meet, Refinery fined $10 million for explosion, NACBE recognizes lodges for excellent safety performance, Senator Durbin is the Boilermakers' 2005 Legislator of the Year, Panelists share valuable experience at the LEAP conference, LEAP delegates take Boilermaker message to Congress, Funds Q & A column, Members erect 30 million-gallon eggs, Administration's budget doesn't offer much for U.S. workers, Local S699 presents their last CAF check, and much, much more...

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Administration's Budget Doesn't Offer Much For U.S. Workers

Newton B. Jones, Intl. President

Funding makes working families a low priority

IT IS THROUGH the federal budget that a president and his administration show their priorities. The budget for fiscal year 2005 makes it clear that taking care of American workers is not a high priority for this administration.

While the U.S. loses manufacturing jobs by the millions each year, the White House is proposing a 60 percent funding cut for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, a program with a proven track record in helping manufacturers modernize, increase productivity, and create and retain jobs.

Reporter  V44N2

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