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    :: Friday, August 25, 2006 ::

    Walking Wage-Freeze Blues - by Geoff Kelly, Artvoice, NY
    There are miscues in any PR campaign, of course: When Larry Panaro, secretary and treasurer for AFSCME Local 246, dropped the word “genocide” into conversation— as in the wage freeze is “nothing less than the economic genocide of the working class here in Buffalo”—the PBA’s Meegan took one subtle step away from him, wearing a smile that was at once cringing and bemused. Solidarity, certainly, Meegan’s expression seemed to say, but let’s keep the message tight and sympathetic.
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