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Unions Hire Scabs to Protest Non-Union Employers. Seriously.

Billy Raye, a 51-year-old unemployed bike courier, is looking for work.Fortunately for him, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters is seeking paid demonstrators to march and chant in its current picket line outside the McPherson Building, an office complex here where the council says work is being done with nonunion labor.

Unions and protest organizations are taking advantage of the high unemployment rate to get lots of cheap protesters-for-hire.  They ought to be drowning in the irony, but apparently they have irony gills.

Read more here.

Adrian Moore is Vice President, Policy


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