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September 22, 2005

Katrina Refugees Used as Scabs in SF

About a dozen evacuees from Hurricane Katrina are filling in for striking workers at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, hospital officials said Saturday.

The workers -- among them janitorial staff and nursing assistants from the storm-ravaged gulf -- are employed by a temporary employment agency, CPMC Medical Director Allan Pont said.

Not only is Bush trying to use Katrina to repeal wage standards in the Gulf Coast, they seem to be placing the refugees in scab jobs to undercut union wages in other cities.

Maybe the Katrina refugees just happened to all end up at one temp agency on their own, but given the Bush record, I'll assume this was deliberate until we can find proof otherwise.

Posted by Nathan at September 22, 2005 09:26 AM