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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.
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Much At Stake for Workers in Federal Appeals Courts
Updated On: Sep 23, 2020
Sept. 23, 2020 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS & PROTECTIONS | If there ever were six months which proved the importance of federal appeals courts to workers, the first half of 2020 was it. Both for, and often against, those judges, especially on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, determined workers’ fate, even more so than the U.S. Supreme Court or than the laws and rules those jurists tackled. That’s because the High Court takes few cases, though several of those they decided were vital to workers this year. Barring businesses from discriminating against lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-queer workers comes to mind. LGBTQ workers won, in legal terms. On the job is another matter… Peoples World

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