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Jonathan Kay
Editorial writer for the National Post

The West's high school educated blue-collar workforce can offer neither knowledge or cheap labour. This is why unions have suddenly become so concerned with human rights and working conditions in Asia and Latin America. They hope to destroy trade agreements by saddling them with labour and environmental standards -- climate-controlled factories, 40-hour work weeks, state-of-the-art pollution controls -- that poor countries will be unable to meet for decades.

Apr. 18, 2001 - from "The prime of Ms. Naomi Klein"