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Contract workers are second-class citizens

To the Editor:

It is a welcome event to see the article regarding the Kelly Girl strategy.

I was a contract employee at a major Lockport manufacturer for 11 years. Contract workers were not entitled to the same wages and benefits for the same positions as permanent employees. There became a culture of non-employees vs. employees that overflowed into meetings, raises, in-house training, etc.

It was like being a second-class citizen of a small, frustrating world.

Joy A. James
Administrative Assistant