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    :: Monday, August 28, 2006 ::

    CAW workers help New Orleans rebuild - By TONY VAN ALPHEN, Toronto Star,  Canada
    Terry Weymouth could have been working last week in her neat, comfortable, climate-controlled office in Toronto at the headquarters of the Canadian Auto Workers union.

    Instead, the union education co-ordinator for skilled tradespeople was busy installing wiring and electrical distribution panels in a small house at 1908 Alvar Street in New Orleans, almost a year after Hurricane Katrina wiped out most of the southern U.S. city.

    Weymouth, 48, exchanged her pencil and computer for work gloves, wire cutters screwdrivers and a ten-hour work day in stifling heat in the gutted homes of the city's poorest section — the Ninth Ward.

    She received no pay.
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