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White House sending $25 M to re-train auto workers

Friday, July 17, 2009 | 1:55 p.m. CDT

VALLEY PARK — The top White House official in charge of helping cities recover from auto plant closures has announced federal spending to help retrain auto workers.

Ed Montgomery is executive director of the White House Council on Auto Communities and Workers.

He was in Valley Park on Friday to announce $25 million in federal spending to retrain and place auto workers in health care and other high-growth industries.

The St. Louis area won't get all the money. It will be shared among communities hardest-hit by restructuring in the auto industry.

Montgomery and Sen. Claire McCaskill spoke at a forum Friday with auto workers and community members in Valley Park.

 


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james goodwin July 17, 2009 | 2:58 p.m.

Here we go again throwing more money at the auto industry.
The Government should have let the auto makers go broke and used the funds to re-train all the auto workers and assist them with their house payments, ect.. while being trained.
Where is the common man's bail-out or for that matter why is it that companies instead of people are getting "saved" from financial ruin?

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John Schultz July 17, 2009 | 8:55 p.m.

Why isn't the UAW picking up the slack for its members?

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