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Articles by Irwin Speizer

Trials of the H-2A System

August 17, 2006
In the heightened security that followed the September 11 terrorist attacks, Luawanna Hallstrom discovered just how dependent she had become on illegal farmworkers from south of the border.
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Overcoming a Costly Legacy

March 24, 2006
For Ford Motor Co. and other Detroit automakers, on of the most confounding challenges revolves around so-called "legacy costs," the financial burden of pension and health benefits for retirees.
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Ford The Right Way Forward

March 24, 2006
Beyond job cuts and plant closures, Ford Motor Co. has revealed few details about its ambitious workforce restructuring plan. What's known, however, is the automaker has a tough road ahead as it tries to overhaul its U.S. operations--and that half-measures won't do.
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