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Two Construction Workers Dead After Logging Truck Overturns on Bridge

Two Construction Workers Dead After Logging Truck Overturns on Bridge
Two people were killed and 19 others injured when a logging truck barreled out of control after its brakes failed, overturning and then dumping its cargo onto a crew of more than two dozen construction workers on a bridge, authorities said. "They were like sitting ducks on the bridge," Van Buren County Sheriff Scott Bradle said. "There was nowhere for them to run to get away from the logs."
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Wage Attacks Ignore Important Context for Why Skilled Workers are Paid What They’re Paid

Wage Attacks Ignore Important Context for Why Skilled Workers are Paid What They’re Paid
In response to a Seattle Times article that looked into Boeing’s plan to capture an extra $100 million annually by transferring 1,100 jobs from their Puget Sound facility to a “Right-to-Work” state, Mill Creek, Washington, resident and union carpenter Ed Armstrong penned an impassioned defense of prevailing wages and skilled labor. In “Quality Workers are Worth Paying For,” Armstrong explains how anti-union resentment creates a negative, local trickle-down effect and is ageist.
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