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WSIU Almanac 5.4.23

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Kevin Boucher

This week in labor history in 1931 – New York City’s Empire State Building officially opens. Construction involved 3,400 workers, mostly immigrants from Europe, and hundreds of Mohawk iron workers.

Locally, Liuna Local 773 is hosting a Take Kids Fishing Day at Herrin Park on May 20th from 9am to 1pm. The first 200 kids to register will receive a free fishing pole to keep plus kids and adults will enjoy a free lunch. To register, contact Cody Campbell at codyc@unionsportsmen.org or call 615-928-2243.

The Laborers’ Local 773 reminds you that laborers are now being hired. To learn more, visit www.illaborers.org

Applications for apprenticeships are accepted online the first Tuesday of each month.

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WSIU Almanac | The Almanac is a weekday feature that provides an overview of events, happenings, and history of the world around us. Each episode provides a little "slice of life" about the day. Send information to us at almanac@wsiu.org or wsiuradio@wsiu.org.