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Nominate A Skilled Trade Worker And Help Mike Rowe and Yourself!

A while back the NH Labor News posted a message about Mike Rowe and his campaign “Mike Rowe Works”.  The post was titled Mike Rowe Believes In American Skilled Labor.

Mike Rowe, from the the show “Dirty Jobs” also understands this.  If you have not seen his show,  you should check it out.  He works with people who do the jobs that some would never do.  One thing about the show is that in all the episodes, I have never seen one person say I hate this job.  They may come home messy, dirty, and probably smelly, but they work hard and feel good about the work they do.  That is what Dirty Jobs is all about.

In 2008 as our economy was declining Mr Rowe identified one of the problems with America’s workforce. Ms White explained that “Mike wanted to focus our country on the declining interest in skilled trades and the fact that we marginalize good jobs most of which many people consider “dirty” or not as worthwhile as those “white collar” or college jobs”. As part of his campaign he launched a website called mikeroweWORKS.com.

Now it is Mike Rowe who needs our help.  Viva Towels, Wal-Mart, and Mike Rowe Work have joined forces to create a new contest.  The contest is called “The Wall Of Tough Jobs.All you have to do is submit the name and photograph of a skilled trade worker and they will add it to the wall.  By submitting someone you both are entered into a contest where you can win a daily $50 gift card, a weekly $100 gift card, or a grand prize $5000 gift card.

That is all you have to do.  By submitting your friends, Mike Rowe Works will also benefit.  Viva Towels will donate $5 to the Mike Rowe Works Foundation for every entry.

Submit your friends here now. There is only 36 hours left in the contest.

As a reminder about the what Mike Rowe Works is all about I have embeded the video of Mike Rowe talking to the Senate Commerce Committee about the need for skilled workers in America.

H/T To Tina White VP of Operations at MikeRoweWorks.com 

Mike Rowe Believes in American Skilled Labor!

This Post was origanlly posted on 1/13 however I had a couple of errors in the post. I was contacted by Tina White, Vice President and Director of Operations for MikeRoweWORKS.Com  Ms. White liked our post and helped me identify the errors to be corrected.  I would like to say Thank You to Ms White and mikeroweWORKS.com for their help in correcting this post and helping to share the message that America will always need Skilled Workers.


On this blog we talk a lot about local New Hampshire Politic surrounding Labor and the people who do it.  We talk about Public Unions and Private Unions, and everything from Teacher to Sheet Metal workers.  One of the best things about America is the vast variety of jobs that are available.  You can really find a career doing whatever you enjoy doing.  One of the problems in our country has been brought to light through the Occupy Walls Street protests is this massive push to send our children to college.  The OWS members started out with a majority of the protesters being college students who were unable to find work.  Many of these out of work students took massive loans to attend college only to find out they had no way to pay them back.

This is not everyones story.  Some people decided they were not right for college and went into the workforce and learned a trade.  Most of them start out the same. They start in an apprentice program and move all the way up to master level.  When Unions were stronger in America these were highly sought after jobs.  People were always trying to get into the Union’s training programs.  What happened?  Now some people look at building trades as a fall back job.

Mike Rowe, from the the show “Dirty Jobs” also understands this.  If you have not seen his show,  you should check it out.  He works with people who do the jobs that some would never do.  One thing about the show is that in all the episodes, I have never seen one person say I hate this job.  They may come home messy, dirty, and probably smelly, but they work hard and feel good about the work they do.  That is what Dirty Jobs is all about.

In 2008 as our economy was declining Mr Rowe identified one of the problems with America’s workforce. Ms White explained that “Mike wanted to focus our country on the declining interest in skilled trades and the fact that we marginalize good jobs most of which many people consider “dirty” or not as worthwhile as those “white collar” or college jobs”. As part of his campaign he launched a website called mikeroweWORKS.com.

In early 2011 Mr Rowe went before the Senate Commerce Committee to talk about jobs and manufacturing.  Ms. White clarified: “He (Mike Rowe) went there to try and bring attention to the fact that there is high unemployment, many jobs in America and yet a lack of workers to fill those jobs.” I have included Mr. Rowe’s testimony.  You can see his dedication to helping Americans not only find work in our sluggish economy, but find good careers with skills that will last a lifetime.

Mike Rowe believes in America shouldn’t you!

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