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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

It's Like Magic!

Source: seattlepi
OMAHA, Neb. -- Fewer Hispanic immigrants are being hired to replace meatpacking workers arrested at Swift Co. plants in Grand Island, Neb., and Greeley, Colo., during last week's immigration raid, union officials said Tuesday. Local 22 union president Dan Hoppes said Tuesday that 40 to 50 new workers have been hired at the Grand Island plant since the raids. "The lion's share of those people were Caucasian," Hoppes said..."They're trying to staff up their plants and they've been raising their wages the past few weeks," said United Food and Commercial Workers spokeswoman Jill Cashen. "To me, it's an example that when you make the job more attractive you get a different kind of applicant."
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