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    :: Thursday, November 15, 2007 ::

    Union Yes? Maybe Not - By Mark D. Fefer, Seattle Weekly
    One of the women holding the sign said she was under instructions not to say anything—to just simply hand out the flyer. She said they weren't part of the union but were just hired to stand there. The women did not want to be photographed holding the sign, and one hid behind it when a camera came out.

    All of which raised questions about what sort of labor standards the union itself was upholding. When a union staffer, Pedro Espinoza, drove up later to cart away the rolled-up sign, he said the women, who declined to provide their names, were indeed members of the union.

    The flyer suggested calling the Portland office of the carpenters' union for more information. Messages left there were not returned.
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