Two Chinese companies have agreed to manufacture in America, instead of in China, a significant portion of the wind turbines needed for a Texas wind farm. The deal is a result of white collar Chinese executives negotiating with blue collar union officers to create green collar jobs in the U.S. The agreement defies stereotypes about unions as constantly combative, excessively expensive and environmentally challenged. The United Steelworkers union, which struck the deal, has a track record of engaging with enlightened CEOs for mutual benefit. It has a long green history. And it has worked to return off-shored jobs to the U.S.
|By: doubleaseven Thursday March 11, 2010 7:27 am|
To my mind the disjointedness of Speaker Pelosi was due to the tremendous pressure put by Rahmobama on her, Hoyer and Clyburn to dump the Public Option and hypnotize the members of the House about the value of political compromise. The Speaker was a brave champion of the Public Option all through the preceding months – Hoyer and Clyburn being pliable conviction-free Hill dwellers. That is why she is probably most stressed about having to eat her words.