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    :: Thursday, October 06, 2005 ::

    Union advances as key source of skilled labor - By Greg Ip, The Wall Street Journal
    AMARILLO, Texas -- As Jacob Marmolejo carefully laid slabs of Colorado sandstone against a wall more than 100 feet high rising in the center of this town last summer, several things set him apart from most Texas bricklayers: his youth, his skill and, most of all, his shirt, which read, 'Proud to be union.'

    Mr. Marmolejo is just 29 years old and a unionized journeyman in a trade that is aging, short of skilled workers and, in this right-to-work state, mostly nonunion.
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