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Carpenters Picket for Better Wages Outside West Valley Wal-Mart

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West Valley, Wash. -- A group of carpenters picket in front of the Wal-Mart construction site in West Valley on Thursday.

They were calling for better wages from one of the subcontractors. The Pacific Northwest Council of Carpenters says Paras Concrete is not paying workers the same as other local companies.

The picketers say they want the public to take notice about the unequal pay.

Rockey Marshall with Pacific NW Regional Council of Carpenters said "We're wanting to make sure that the area standards that these individuals work under are maintained and not lowered."

In a statement released today, Paras Concrete says they feel the Union is sidestepping a federally laid out process. They think the Union is doing that because they can't win a secret ballot. The company also says their compensation and benefits are appropriate.

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