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Think tank faults wage rules in area flood cleanup

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Some workers earned more than $43 per hour taking part in a post-disaster cleanup project during the summer of 2012, according to data gathered by an Albany-based think tank. A total of 156 people in the Capital Region earned about $1.4 million during the 90-day campaign to clear debris left in and along waterways by floods in the late summer of 2011, according to the Empire Center for Public Policy Inc. Local agencies recruited unemployed ...

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January 14, 2014
8:10 a.m.

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I'm sure Mr. McMahon could provide an equally compelling argument why there shouldn't be a minimum wage law. Perhaps just providing HIM a tarpaper shanty and a bowl of gruel every day would be enough compensation for HIM to perform HIS job.