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Today in Labor History

Nov. 17, 1916
To the huge relief of Post Office Department employees, the service sets a limit of 200 pounds a day to be shipped by any one customer. Builders were finding it cheaper to send supplies via post than via wagon freight. In one instance, 80,000 bricks for a new bank were shipped parcel post from Salt Lake City to Vernal, Utah, 170 miles away. The new directive also barred the shipment of humans: a child involved in a couple’s custody fight was shipped—for 17¢—from Stillwell to South Bend, Ind., in a crate labeled “live baby” .

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Update on US Foods Streator (IL) Picket Line
Updated On: Nov 11, 2011

Nov. 11, 2011

Attached below is an update on the unfair labor practices strike at the Streator, Illinois U.S. Foods facility that is heading into its third week.

Teamsters maintenance workers were forced to take the action after the company refused to bargain in good faith and after it retaliated against members serving on the bargaining committee.

For more information for the workers' fight for justice, check out usfoodworkers.org and teamsternation.org.

 


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