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    :: Monday, September 26, 2005 ::

    Working for relevance - Unions reach out in innovative, positive ways to try to stay useful - By ROBERT STRUCKMAN, The Missoulian, MT
    A stack of papers on health insurance sits in the flier-lined office of Dennis Daneke of the Carpenters and Millwrights Union Local 28.

    "We all have health insurance problems," Daneke said.

    Two years ago, insurance premiums amounted to about $2 per hour worked by a union carpenter in Missoula. This year it's $4.80 per hour for carpenters and more than $7 an hour for ironworkers, Daneke said.

    "You either have health benefits or enough money for gas in the tank, and it's getting worse," he said.
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