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WSIU Almanac 5.11.23

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Kevin Boucher

This week in labor history in 1934... Minneapolis was one of the major hauling centers of the United States, and the major distribution center in the Upper Midwest. Teamsters Strike for Recognition in Minneapolis-St. Paul.

This is Public Service Recognition Week which is celebrated the first week of May beginning on the first Sunday of the month. Since 1985, it has been celebrated to honor the people who serve our nation as federal, state, county, local and tribal government employees.

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.

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.