Five Years of Iraq War Impact Union Program That Turns Military Vets Into Craft Workers

Source: Angelle Bergeron, with Debra Rubin, ENR, 05/14/2008

Since 2003, when the AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Dept. (BCTD) and nine construction employer groups founded Helmets to Hardhats, or H2H, to transition military personnel into industry craft jobs, the continuing Iraq war has added a new crop of veterans and, as Memorial Day approaches, a poignant dimension to the union recruiting and training program.

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