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Ironworkers protest at Lakeville Wal-Mart construction site

Picketers are protesting what they call "underpaid" and "underskilled" laborers. The union says a project sub-contractor is trying to cut costs by exploiting workers. AME Construction says those accusations are false and that the company pays workers fairly.
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Picketers are protesting what they call "underpaid" and "underskilled" laborers. The union says a project sub-contractor is trying to cut costs by exploiting workers. AME Construction says those accusations are false and that the company pays workers fairly.

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