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Avoiding a Bust in Pittsburgh

Publication Date: 3/18/2009
Author: Jonathan Barnes
Format: HTML

Description:
Jim Kunz, business manager for operating engineers’ union Local 66 in Pittsburgh, has reason to believe the recession will not hit his city as hard as others. So far, only 400 of the 5,200 members of his local actively pursuing work are out of a job. And Pittsburgh overall may have reason to share his optimism, long ago having diversified its business base and also learning to live with and recover from the decline of its steel industry.

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