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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Work Ethic

I must strongly disagree with the statement about American workers contained in your editorial, Family Values Betrayed (New York Times, Friday, May 4th., 2007: A26).

American workers do not shun all "backbreaking entry-level jobs." They only avoid these jobs when the wages are so low that working at such a job does not provide a living wage.

Most Americans want to work but they also want to be fairly compensated for that work. When the CEO gets 400 times the compensation of the entry-level worker, something is clearly amiss.

Sent to New York Times in May -- late posting

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