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Associated Press Aug. 16, 2002 11:00:00

WHILEHALL, Mich. - Some male workers at one Michigan factory are wearing skirts along with T-shirts and heavy leather work boots. The four men are skirting a ban on shorts at Howmet Corportion's plant.

The plant makes parts for the aeronautical and power generation industries. A new safety rule says attire in the plant's production areas must be mid-calf in length, including slacks, dresses and skirts - and no more shorts.

Human resources director Amy Heisser says the men don't have to wear skirts. She says some men are wearing very long shorts or cutting their pants off. She says the skirts are a harmless protest of the policy.

Worker Ron Buckhalter says skirts are cooler than long pants, but he says women at the plant do complain that he's not color coordinated.

-- Anonymous, August 16, 2002

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