The More Things Change

DON'T TELL WINDOWS CATERING CO. OF WASHINGTON THAT Bill Clinton's election spells the end of politics as usual. Windows, a nonunion firm, last month submitted the apparent winning bid to cater the Inaugural luncheon on Capitol Hill. But then, Windows says, a labor official accused the company of misrepresenting itself as a union firm. The JOINT CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE ON INAUGURAL CEREMONIES subsequently reopened the bidding and awarded the job to a union shop. John Chambers, executive director of the joint committee, denied that Windows had ever officially won the deal.


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