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    :: Tuesday, January 03, 2006 ::

    Middle-Class Job Losses Batter Workforce - By KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN, The Associated Press
    'They're destroying the working class. Why can't people see this?' asked the 38-year veteran. 'Anybody who works in manufacturing has no future in this country, unless you want to work for wages they get in China.'

    Abby Abdo, 52, of Weirton, said workers once believed that if they accepted pay cuts and shunned strikes, they would keep their jobs. Not anymore.

    'Once they get what they want, they kick us to the curb,' he said. 'There's no guarantee anymore. No pensions. No health care. No job security. We have none of those things anymore.'
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