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    :: Friday, June 23, 2006 ::

    Labor wars led to use of replacement employees - By KENT JACKSON, Standard Speaker, PA
    Using replacement workers during a strike, as a Hazleton-area manufacturer did this month, is a particularly American idea that runs from a battle at the Homestead steel mill a century ago through the National Football League, a labor historian said.

    “We allow workers to be permanently replaced. That’s a devastating weapon,” Charles McCollester, a professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and director of the Pennsylvania Center for the Study of Labor Relations, said.
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