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    :: Saturday, September 03, 2005 ::

    Labor days and labor nights - by John S. Adams, Missoula Independent, MT
    It's a week before the Labor Day holiday, and Kay Falconbridge is busy pouring drinks and serving late lunches at Missoula's Union Club. A handful of union members watch news of Katrina silently playing out on CNN as Neil Young's "Like a Hurricane" provides an ironic jukebox soundtrack. Joe Yaqui, a member of the Carpenters Union Local 28, is one of those gazing up at the muted screen. Yaqui, who stopped in at the historic Labor Temple to pay his union dues, shares some of his thoughts on the labor movement and the meaning of Labor Day:
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