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Question #41524 posted on 12/17/2007 3:01 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I was driving near campus today and saw protesters holding a banner that said something to the effect of "Shame on you BYU philanthropies. Labor Dispute." What is the labor dispute the protesters were referencing and what does it have to do with BYU?

- Driving By

A: Dear Driving By,

These people don't give up. The whole "labor dispute" thing has been going on for quite some time - see Board Question #6570.

As for this new "philanthropies" addition, my best guess is that these people are ticked off because BYU is building a new building for LDS Philanthropies. To these protesters, this would mean that BYU is continuing to exploit construction workers, just as they were accused of doing when the original dispute arose.

~Hermia