“[Alaska Pipeline] Workers Complain of Boredom, ‘Rip- Off’ Complaints” - Mike Goodman - Los Angeles Times

“[Alaska Pipeline] Workers Complain of Boredom, ‘Rip- Off’ Complaints” - Mike Goodman - Los Angeles Times

by: Mike Goodman | publication date: November 18, 1975 | Publication: Los Angeles Times | pages: A18

"You often hear of the $1,000-a-week salaries, the adventure, the excitement along the trans-Alaska pipeline.

"But talk to the workers themselves and you get a different story. . . ."

Goodman reported by making an "impromptu, unescorted tour" of a pipeline section near Fairbanks, confirming "massive featherbedding and lack of secuirty." Goodman said that a trash hauler at one of the camps said he "bartered away millions of dollars worth of prime lumber and building materials for thousands in cash. . . ."

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