Wednesday, October 19, 2005

NOLA Workers Bushwhacked

This Modern World: Goin' Back to New Orleans

Really, I'm just too pissed by this post to have a coherent thought; but you know what this is about: concentration of wealth, destruction of the middle-class, and reverse-Robin Hoodism.

"A small, minority-owned business in New Orleans initially got a contract to provide electricians (to a larger, Alabama-based company working for Kellogg, Brown & Root). But the NOLA company, Knight Enterprises, hired local workers and paid union wages -- $22.09 per hour, plus health benefits. Other companies, paying $14 an hour, with no benefits, came in, and Knight lost its contract. The local employees were replaced by out-of-state workers."

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