Rep. John Kline (R-Minn) has introduced legislation that would amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to make non-union training programs eligible for Federal funding under the “Green Jobs” program. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (H.R. 6) established an energy efficiency and renewable worker training program through a provision known as the Green Jobs Act. The Green Jobs Improvement Act (H.R. 2026) would permit access to these programs by removing the mandate that eligible entities “partner with labor organizations.”
This bill has been referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.