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Sunday, October 30, 2005


While Halliburton prospers, Louisiana firms can't get contracts

With almost 300,000 workers thrown out of jobs by hurricane Katrina, Louisiana contractors are complaining that the federal government will not give them contracts for the clean-up work.

According to them, the major contracts are going to Halliburton, the company formerly headed by Dick Cheney. Halliurton has billions of dollars of contracts in Iraq and has been awarded the major reconstruction contracts in Louisiana.

The complaints were made at a rally in support of giving Louisiana workers opportunity to be major participants in the rebuilding. Read the whole story in the Washington Post by clicking on the headline above.

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