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University should hire locally

Last Thursday, a group of about 300 union stagehands and their supporters picketed outside the Assembly Hall to protest the University's hiring practices.

Last Thursday, a group of about 300 union stagehands and their supporters picketed outside the Assembly Hall to protest the University's hiring practices.

The University signed a $1.2 million contract with a North Carolina company to overhaul the Assembly Hall's hoist system. At a time when statewide unemployment is over 10 percent, the University should be supporting local workers, not turning them out of jobs.

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