General Membership Meeting Nov. 13, 2016, at 10 a.m. at the Union Hall.
Please be present and on time.
Today in Labor History
Oct. 26, 1825 After eight years and at least 1,000 worker deaths—mostly Irish immigrants—the 350-mile Erie Canal opens, linking the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean. Father John Raho wrote to his bishop that "so many die that there is hardly any time to give Extreme Unction (last rites) to everybody. We run night and day to assist the sick."
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