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Qwest Strike Authorized

Qwest, the official telco provider of both the Dem and Republican conventions, has authorized a strike for next Sunday:

QWEST WORKERS OK CALL TO STRIKE

Members of the largest employee union at Qwest Communications International Inc., have voted to authorize a strike if talks fail to produce a new contract.

Communications Workers of America District 7 said 93 percent of voting members had authorized union leaders to call a strike if needed.

A contract covering about 20,000 union workers at Qwest expires at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 17, a little more than a week before the Democratic National Convention in Denver. The Republican National Convention begins Sept. 1 in St. Paul.

Imagine the spectacle of every major Democrat in the country having to cross the picket line to get to Obama-palooza.

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