Why 'Big Labor' Favors Smart Growth

Big Labor--the AFL-CIO--condemns urban sprawl. Neal Peirce is surprised.
December 10, 2001, 5pm PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"At its convention in Las Vegas, Big Labor--the AFL-CIO--approved a resolution condemning urban sprawl, the abandonment of inner cities and 'big box' retailers that suck life out of established downtowns and older suburbs.What a surprise! Isn't a big chunk of labor the boilermakers and roofers, the bricklayers, carpenters, electrical workers and bridge construction guys who are happy to throw up any structure anywhere, as long as the pay is right? Shouldn't they be dead opposed to 'smart growth' ideas?"

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Sunday, December 9, 2001 in The Washington Post Writers Group
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