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Union protest

union painters protest Fla. firm

Members of Painters District Council 53 demonstrate Thursday afternoon on Kanawha Turnpike. The union was protesting against Seminole Equipment, a Florida-based company that has received millions of dollars in West Virginia government contracts. See story, Page 2A.

Union workers Thursday staged a protest at the worksite of a company they contend has failed to pay state payroll withholding taxes on more than $10 million of state Division of Highways contracts.

Workers with Painters District Council 53 rallied at the site of a bridge painting project on Kanawha Turnpike in South Charleston, a $1.25 million contract awarded to Seminole Equipment of Tarpon Springs, Florida.

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