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    :: Saturday, December 17, 2005 ::

    Baltimore picketers protest unfair wages - by Yvonne Battle-Felton, The Student Operated Press
    According to Alan Schuttler of Mid Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters, his picketers have been picketing Starkey job sites for the past six months. Schuttler said Starkey’s construction workers are non-union, which means they are not being paid area standards wages.  Schuttler said his group of picketers represents the workers, not the union.

    “It’s our business to find out who’s doing what in construction,” Schuttler said.  Schuttler is in the business of picketing for worker’s rights. His line represents the Area Standards Picket Line at construction sites around the city.  He said all of the picketers are paid and represent the Mid Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters.   He also added that they are not required to be construction workers. 

    Tim Carlton, a representative of Map Communications which has offices at the Pratt Street location, said it was obvious the picketers were not construction workers. 

    “I recognize most of them, especially the one that looks like she's two days younger than God” Carlton said.  "You can’t tell me she’s out there doing construction. They are a bunch of homeless people that they hire.”
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