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July 24, 2007

Look for the union label

In the area of Washington where I work, there's a fair amount of construction going on. And with the construction comes a noisy picket line protesting low wages to carpenters. On various days, I've seen the same picket at different sites. I couldn't tell whether the picketers were the same every day, but I always wondered about them. They seemed like a ragtag bunch and didn't look the least bit like carpenters to me.


And front page, baby! Great headline, to boot: "Outsourcing the Picket Line / Carpenters Union Hires Homeless to Stage Protests"

(Maryland Conservatarian's take is here.)