Contractors Say Unions Are Improving

"We have a joke in our industry: The only thing worse than organized labor is unorganized labor," says Dan Steenstrup, assistant general manager, Freeman Decorating Co., Chicago. "Labor gets blamed for a lot of things, but having a trained work force is so important to us as contractors. Some cities have the great fortune of having a labor pool of 500 dedicated people who will do a trade show day and night." Dan Vanderslice, senior vice president with AVW-TELAV in Dallas, agrees: "Right-to-wo

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