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    :: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 ::

    Outsourcing the Picket Line - Carpenters Union Hires Homeless to Stage Protests - By Keith L. Alexander, Washington Post
    "Although their placards identify the picketers as being with the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters, they are not union members.

    They're hired feet, or, as the union calls them, temporary workers, paid $8 an hour to picket. Many were recruited from homeless shelters or transitional houses. Several have recently been released from prison. Others are between jobs.
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