DOING WORK AMERICANS WON'T DO
From "In the Shadow of the American Dream" - 12.26.06 - NBC News

Brokaw: Two months after he was hired by Gould, Trino, an illegal immigrant was promoted to bulldozer operator.


Note: The prevailing wage for bulldozer operator in the Rocky Mountains is over $20/hr.

Brokaw: That month, Gould Construction was so short of labor that Brett Gould had to take controls of an excavator at a housing site.


Long reach excavator operators earn more than $30 an hour.