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    :: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 ::

    Labor issues hit home: my home - By Steve Duin, OregonLive.com
    The number of Latinos in residential construction is on the increase -- they filled two out of every three new U.S. jobs in 2006, according to the Pew Hispanic Center -- and the number of Caucasian teenagers looking for a job that doesn't involve a college degree and a laptop is on the wane.

    Too many people still believe minority workers are bringing down wages because they're so desperate to work, as if a commitment to long hours and a better world for our children is a character flaw.

    Peace on this issue, like a new kitchen, won't come cheap.
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