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Letter to the editor: Support PLAs, and support a living wage


April 30, 2021

As a longtime resident of Cloquet, I would like to encourage the city council to retain the project labor agreements. I wonder if the men who think union dues are such a burden know how many of the things they take for granted — overtime pay, the 40-hour week, paid vacations and so on — were the result of union action in the past and that, at one time, men died for the opportunity to unionize.

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